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    Post "full of beans"

    What does it mean?

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    Re: "full of beans"

    Quote Originally Posted by fadysandy View Post
    What does it mean?
    Full of life, energy, enthusiasm.

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    Smile Re: "full of beans"

    Thanks so much

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    Re: "full of beans"

    Actually, in AmE "full of beans" means that someone is not to be believed or that they are talking nonsense. It is the same as saying "they are full of hot air" or "full of sh*t".

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    Re: "full of beans"

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Full of life, energy, enthusiasm.
    In British English, that's the one.

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    Re: "full of beans"

    The main meaning is that someone is energetic ,but it still means nonsense and someone make serious errors.

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    Re: "full of beans"

    Quote Originally Posted by ackeiyword View Post
    The main meaning is that someone is energetic ,but it still means nonsense and someone make serious errors.
    No, it doesn't.

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    Re: "full of beans"

    In Australia "Full of Beans" refers to someone with a great deal of energy and vigor, as in "you are full of beans today." Hope that helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    Actually, in AmE "full of beans" means that someone is not to be believed or that they are talking nonsense. It is the same as saying "they are full of hot air" or "full of sh*t".
    Not according to this very website.

    Free Online Dictionary lists both.

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