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. 2013.

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  • 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] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bellyful — figuratively, enough and more, 1530s, from BELLY (Cf. belly) (n.) + FUL (Cf. ful). Older than the literal sense (1570s) …   Etymology dictionary

  • bellyful — [bel′ēfool΄] n. 1. enough or more than enough to eat 2. Slang enough or more than enough of anything; all that one can bear …   English World dictionary

  • Bellyful — Infobox Film name = Bellyful caption = Poster. director = Melvin Van Peebles producer = Jean Pierre Saire, Yves Pasquier eproducer = aproducer = Ron van Eeden, F. Jansen, Emmanuel Paulin, Stéphane Rollot, Eric Stanley writer = Melvin Van Peebles… …   Wikipedia

  • bellyful — bel|ly|ful [ˈbeliful] n have had a bellyful of sb/sth informal to be annoyed by someone or something because you have had to deal with them for too long ▪ I d had a bellyful of his family by the end of the weekend …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bellyful — noun have had a bellyful of informal to be annoyed by something because you have heard or experienced too much of it: I ve had a bellyful of your complaints …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 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 — 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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