2019-07-30 09:42:40  每日学英语
brimming with sth

Brimming with excitement means extremely full of excitement.


Let me give you a visual example. The top edge of a cup or glass is called the brim. Usually when we fill a cup with liquid, we leave some space; we don't fill it all the way up to the brim. So if you do fill the cup up to the brim, the cup would be considered extremely full.


This is why the expression brimming with means extremely full -we usually use it with an emotion or some other non-physical thing. Someone who generates a lot of good ideas could be described as brimming with ideas, or someone who is very naturally skilled would be brimming with talent.

这就是为什么“brimming with”这个短语的意思是“非常满”——我们通常把它和情感或其他非物质的东西连用。一个能产生很多好主意的人可以被描述为brimming with主意,或者一个天生就很有技巧的人会brimming with天赋。

They are in their prime and brimming with happiness. I have never felt so much joy as when I see them together.