from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Informal An undesirable or unendurable amount: a bellyful of criticism.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. An undesirable large quantity of something
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. As much as satisfies the appetite. Hence: A great abundance; more than enough.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. As much as fills the belly (stomach) or satisfies the appetite; hence, a great abundance; more than enough.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. an undesirable overabundance
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A bellyful is a bellyful, no matter what kind of meat is taken.
I could not taste a bit on't, so full I had filled my puddings before, and a bellyful is a bellyful you know.
I could not taste a bit on’t, so full I had filled my puddings before, and a bellyful is a bellyful you know.
We declined everything because we'd already had a bellyful and so moved swiftly on to what we now knew would be the very best part of our evening at the Stafford Hotel: leaving it.
While I agree with your post, I also think that many will have had a bellyful with the likes of Pelosi, Reid, Franks, etc., by 2010.
He has had the same bellyful of talk about private entrepreneurial funding that Ann Druyan has, and he shares her contempt for the thrill-seeking, space-touring fat cats.
I felt giddy; it was easy to love New York on an autumn night with a bellyful of prime beef and success.
So as you are striving to digest a bellyful of turkey, mashed potatoes and gravy, and notice yourself screaming at the television, enraged at a bad call by the ref, or jubilant at a touchdown, remember that millions of years of human evolution have shaped your brain to emotionally bond with your team.
"The American public had had a bellyful," recounts Gilbert "Gent" Gentilhomme, the novel's soldier-narrator.
“No more advice,” I declare, for I have had a bellyful of it.
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