full of it

Idioms & Phrases

full of it

  1. Also, full of the devil. Mischievous, naughty. For example, The youngsters were full of it today, giving the teacher a hard time, or Bill is full of the devil, hiding his roommate's clothes and teasing him mercilessly.

  2. Talking nonsense, as in He claims to have fixed the dock, but I think he's full of it. This usage is a euphemism for ruder idioms like full of crap.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
Cite This Source
Explore Dictionary.com
Previous Definition: full of hot air
Next Definition: full of life
Words Near: full of it
More from Thesaurus.com
Synonyms and Antonyms for full of it
More from Reference.com
Search for articles containing full of it
More from Dictionary.com Translator
Dictionary.com Word FAQs

Dictionary.com presents 366 FAQs, incorporating some of the frequently asked questions from the past with newer queries.

Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature