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    Somebody is overstuffed?

    Hi Teachers and friends,


    Is it correct to say "Somebody is overstuffed"? if so what does it mean? I checked the meaning in the dictionary and what I found out was that it's a word to go with furniture.


    and this was the original sentence:
    There was no way he was going to let this overstuffed windbag of a lord to put him down.

    Thank you in advance.

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    Re: Somebody is overstuffed?

    We are painting a picture here. Start with a bag. We call someone a windbag if what they have to say, and they do have plenty to say, is either worthless or much to plentiful. We exaggerate that by saying he is an overstuffed windbag. It's simply an exaggeration of the metaphor.

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