bursting point



the point at which normal capacity is exceeded.
a stage of emotion at which self-control is lost.

Origin of bursting point

First recorded in 1900–05
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Historical Examples of bursting point

  • The delicious combination filled my heart to bursting-point.

    The Choice of Life

    Georgette Leblanc

  • No good to us, though; but we'll soon raise it to bursting-point.

  • After she had filled herself to the bursting-point, the cubs had their first taste of water.

    Wild Folk

    Samuel Scoville

  • Finally he became indignant and angry to the bursting-point.

    Mlle. Fouchette

    Charles Theodore Murray

  • The veins in their necks were swollen to the bursting-point.

    King of Camargue

    Jean Aicard