(to be) full of beans

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - full of beans

"(to be) full of beans"

to be energetic and enthusiastic


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - full of beans

"(to be) full of beans"

to be incorrect, uninformed, exaggerating or lying


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - full of beans

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I am so excited to get to work on this new project.

Colleague 2:  You seem to have a lot of energy today. 

Colleague 1:  I had a really good sleep last night and my new diet gives me lots of energy.

Colleague 2:  Well, you sure are full of beans.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - full of beans

A father and son are talking ...

Father:  How did this vase get broken?

Son:  A bird flew in the window and knocked it off the shelf.

Father:  I think you are full of beans, son.

Son:  You're right Dad. It was me that broke the vase. I was playing with my ball in the living room. Sorry. I shouldn't have lied.

(to be) full of beans - Usage:


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(to be) full of beans - Gerund Form:

Being full of beans, the children ran and played in the playground non-stop for hours.

Being full of beans, his coworkers never really believed anything he said.

(to be) full of beans - Examples:

1)  ... languishing in a non-childproofed hotel room, feeling like death, with a full of beans toddler busy running around jamming her fingers in drawers.

2)  The bar staff and general staff were full of beans and extremely friendly and I got the sense this place is a win win for ...

3)  I understand that the paying public expect the crew to be full of beans and helpful at all times but in reality they are only human.

4)  Finally, can you believe I didn't call this post "full of beans"? I can't believe it myself.

5)  ... but Luke is now starting to sleep better and seems more full of beans the next day.

6)  He's five years old and full of beans, and is always asking questions: ...

7)  She burst in, full of beans and was very tactile and helped me choose my shirt for the show.

8)  Everyone knows that a two year old can be full of beans, and not easily controllable in such a dangerous situation.

9)  I arrived at Vinopolis on Sunday 7th October full of beans, un-hungover and with a general spring in my step.

10)  I feel really good this morning, full of beans, so I might do some baking later as well.

11)  In fact I feel full of beans. I might try a different approach to winter cycling this year.

12)  Our old friend Duncan Hothersall was full of beans yesterday about the supposed 'endorsement' of the No campaign by Bill Clinton.

13)  We were cheeky and full of beans one minute, shy the next. 

14)  ... and came storming into Waikanae looking fresh as daisies and full of beans.

15)  He's full of beans today... lots of energy... 

16)  ... a chemical imbalance in my brain that can make it difficult to be full of beans at times.

17)  In my head I told him he was full of beans. I know he was lying.

18)  After the morning commute into work, you feel full of beans and ready to go whilst others are often hauling themselves in the door ...

19)  ... so and back to his normal self running around like a mad man full of beans.

20)  There was never any such prophesy, and whoever is saying so is full of beans.