Full of beans
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British pronunciation/fˈʊl ɒv bˈiːnz/
American pronunciation/fˈʊl ʌv bˈiːnz/
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full of positive energy and excitement

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What is the origin of the idiom "full of beans" and when to use it?

The phrase "full of beans" originated in the early 20th century, although its exact origin is uncertain. It is used informally to describe energetic and enthusiastic individuals and can be used in various contexts to refer to someone's lively personality, behavior, or mood. It is commonly used among friends, family, or colleagues to describe someone who exudes vitality and is actively engaged.

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not in any way truthful

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What is the origin of the idiom "full of beans" and when to use it?

The origin of the idiom "full of beans" is not definitively documented, but it likely stems from the early 20th century American slang. Originally, the phrase was used to describe lively or energetic behavior, possibly referring to the lively movements of beans when they're cooked. Over time, its meaning evolved to include the idea of someone being full of nonsense or talking without substance, suggesting that they are not being truthful.

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Johnny is always full of beans, running and laughing everywhere he goes.
She claimed to have seen a UFO, but I thought her story was just full of beans.
After a good night's sleep, I woke up feeling full of beans and ready to tackle the day.
The politician's speech was full of beans, containing numerous falsehoods and exaggerations.
She's full of beans and brings so much energy to our outings.
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