- a person's head.
- a coin or a bank note considered as a coin: I can't pay for the ticket, I don't have a bean in my jeans.
verb (used with object)
Words nearby bean
Idioms for bean
- energetic; vigorously active; vital: He is still full of beans at 95.
- stupid; erroneous; misinformed.
Origin of bean
OTHER WORDS FROM beanbean·like, adjective
British Dictionary definitions for full of beans
- full of energy and vitality
- US mistaken; erroneous
Word Origin for bean
Idioms and Phrases with full of beans (1 of 2)
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]
Also, full of prunes. Acting foolish, talking nonsense, as in One cup of coffee won't hurt you—you're full of prunes. [c. 1930] Also see full of crap.
Idioms and Phrases with full of beans (2 of 2)
see full of beans; not have a bean; not know beans; not worth a dime (bean); spill the beans; tough break (beans).