burst at the seams
Be filled to or beyond normal capacity. For example, On her wedding day the church was bursting at the seams, or That was a wonderful meal, but I'm bursting at the seams. This expression alludes to rupturing the seams of a garment too tight for the wearer and is generally used hyperbolically. Also see come apart at the seams.
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The gunman then burst from the restaurant and fled down the street with the other man.
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Within a few swipes, I was already feeling that burst of romantic optimism you need the first day of the (Christian) new year.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
He burst into a loud laugh, clapped his hands, and danced before the delighted babe.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Tressan was monstrous ill-at-ease, and his face lost a good deal of its habitual plethora of colour.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
After a moment's silence, the cavaliers both burst into a gay laugh.
A burst of indignation within seemed to do more for him than the outward buffetings.The Giant of the North|R.M. Ballantyne