Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

fill/up to the brim

fill to the brimup to the brimfill up to the brim
Meaning(s)
1) filled to capacity, no room to spare
  • How to MemorizePopularity MediumProfessional MediumSocial
    • the glass was filled up to the brim
  • Analysis

    To fill something up to the brim means to fill something up to capacity or until there is no room to add any more. This expression can be used in a figurative or literal sense.

  • Social Examples (Advance)
    1. When the waiter was pouring water, I asked him to fill my glass up to the brim.
    2. The box was full up to the brim with old books that John was bringing to the charity shop. 
    3. With the final exams just a day away, she was filled to the brim with nervous energy
  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. These days I've got so many meetings to attend that my schedule is filled to the brim
    2. We need a much better system of organising paperwork this cabinet is full to the brim with paper.
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