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bursting (or bulging) at the seams

Definition of bursting or bulging at the seams in English:

informal (Of a place or building) full to overflowing.
Example sentences
  • The death of his father and the birth of his son are the framing events for a canvas bursting at the seams with drama and allegory, visual detail and theatrical elaboration.
  • The chosen venue was a trendy tapas joint, which was bursting at the seams with the usual assortment of black-clad denizens.
  • And they're bursting at the seams with some of the problems that I talked about earlier - this notion of reallocating storage and the backup problems.
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