Meaning of “bursting at the seams” in the English Dictionary

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"bursting at the seams" in British English

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bursting at the seams

informal

If a place is bursting at the seams, it has a very large number of people or things in it:

Now that they have six children, their little house is bursting at the seams.

(Definition of “bursting at the seams” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bursting at the seams" in American English

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bursting at the seams

extremely full:

When the whole family comes home, the house is bursting at the seams.

(Definition of “bursting at the seams” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)