full of beans

Slang Dictionary

bean definition


  1. n.
    the head. : I got a bump right here on my bean.
  2. tv.
    to hit someone on the head. (See also beanball.) : The lady beaned me with her umbrella.

  3. Go to beans. :
  4. n.
    a human nipple, especially as seen through clothing. (From the shape.) : Gee, I can see her beans, even when it's not cold!
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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full of beans definition


  1. mod.
    full of nonsense; full of hot air. : Oh, be quiet. You're just full of beans.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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Idioms & Phrases

full of beans

  1. Lively, energetic, in high spirits, as in The children were full of beans today, looking forward to their field trip. This expression has no valid explanation. [c. 1840]

  2. Also, full of prunes. Acting foolish, talking nonsense, as in One cup of coffee won't hurt youyou're full of prunes. [c. 1930] Also see full of crap.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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