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"full house" in British English

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full housenoun

uk   us  
  • full house noun (AUDIENCE)

[C usually singular] a ​situation in which every ​seat in a ​cinema, ​theatre, concert, etc. is ​filled: We're ​expecting a ​fullhousetonight.
  • full house noun (CARD GAME)

[C] an ​occasion when a ​cardplayer has three ​cards of one ​type and two ​cards of another: Steve ​won the ​pokergame with a ​fullhouse.
(Definition of full house from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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full housenoun [C]

 us   /ˈfʊl ˈhɑʊs/
a ​situation in which every ​seat in a ​room that is ​holding a ​publicevent has someone ​sitting in it: For ​openingnight we’re ​expecting a full house.
(Definition of full house from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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