Bellyful Bel"ly*ful, n. As much as satisfies the appetite. Hence: A great abundance; more than enough. --Lloyd. [1913 Webster]

King James told his son that he would have his bellyful of parliamentary impeachments. --Johnson. [1913 Webster]

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  • bellyful — n. more than enough; more than one needs. □ I’ve had a bellyful of your excuses. □ You’ve given us all a bellyful. Now, good night …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • bellyful — noun Date: 1535 an excessive amount < a bellyful of advice > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bellyful — /bel ee fool /, n., pl. bellyfuls. Informal. all that a person can tolerate: I ve had a bellyful of your whining. [1525 35; BELLY + FUL] * * * …   Universalium

  • bellyful — bel|ly|ful [ beli,ful ] noun have had a bellyful BRITISH VERY INFORMAL to be tired and annoyed because you have done too much of something, spent too much time with someone, etc …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bellyful — noun (plural bellyfuls) a sufficient amount to eat. Phrases have a (or one s) bellyful informal have more than enough of something …   English new terms dictionary

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