be bursting at the seams

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: to be very full or crowded The nightclub was bursting at the seams.

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“Be bursting at the seams.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20bursting%20at%20the%20seams. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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