full of beans

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of full of beans

informal
1 :full of energy and life
  • We were young and full of beans.
2 US :not correct or truthful :full of nonsense
  • If that's what he's been saying, then he's full of beans.

Word by Word Definitions

full play
  1. : containing as much or as many as is possible or normal

  2. : complete especially in detail, number, or duration

  3. : lacking restraint, check, or qualification

  1. : very, extremely

  2. : entirely

  3. : straight, squarely

  1. : the highest or fullest state or degree

  2. : the utmost extent

  1. : to become full

  2. : to make full in sewing

  1. : to shrink and thicken (woolen cloth) by moistening, heating, and pressing

bean play beans
  1. : fava bean

  2. : the seed of any of various erect or climbing plants (as of the genera Phaseolus and Vigna) of the legume family other than the fava bean

  3. : a plant bearing beans

  1. : to strike (a person) on the head with an object


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