Meaning of full of beans in English:

full of beans

phrase

informal
  • Lively; in high spirits.

    ‘she was laughing and shouting and generally full of beans’
    • ‘Chirpy, smiley, full of beans - these are just some of the words which do not describe first-time quarter-finalist David Gray.’
    • ‘When I last spoke to her yesterday she was full of beans, very cheerful and chirpy, so I deduce from that that all was going well.’
    • ‘They were lovely kids: bright, intelligent and full of beans.’
    • ‘Driver Murugan is there at the appointed time. I have risen early again, but today I'm neither bright nor full of beans, unlike yesterday.’
    • ‘I had a very short nap, woke, leapt out of bed full of beans and sprightly as a 40-year old.’
    • ‘The kid needs to go back to childcare - he is full of beans and needs some other kid equally full of beans to run him round.’
    • ‘Like the 1954 musical of the same name, Brigadoon is full of beans, curious colours and interesting ideas, but its fragmentary structures, silly sing-song numbers and conspicuously cheap backdrops tarnish its good intentions.’
    • ‘It's great to see her running around and full of beans.’
    • ‘She said Jack defied the ‘terrible two ‘cliché, and had been full of beans for some months now.’
    • ‘He's pretty full of beans, and Jager can't understand why she can't play with him (her favorite move is to charge at him and bowl him over, even though he is twice the size of her).’
    • ‘Now he's back up to normal weight, looks very healthy and is full of beans.’
    • ‘Having tapered his training down from over 100 miles a week to a mere 70 in preparation for the 100K Home International in Edinburgh, he was full of beans and won for the third time in his career.’
    • ‘Mr Gardner added: ‘Now he's full of beans, great with kids and loves running about all over the place.’’
    • ‘So she was full of beans - she is a right little dynamo at the moment and goes to Rainbows as well as school.’
    • ‘I bought a huge box of cereal for the office yesterday morning, and have been snacking on nuts and fruit all day for the last two days, rather than the usual chocolate and biscuits, and already I feel full of beans, and not at all sleepy.’
    • ‘Paddy was full of beans and looking forward to the aid work.’
    • ‘‘We often see it happening, especially with pups that are maybe three to four months old who are agile and full of beans,’ he said.’
    • ‘He's back to being full of beans today, but I'm not.’
    • ‘Because when I was taking lots of them I was all chatty and hyper and full of beans, and withdrawal is supposed to have equal and opposite effects.’
    • ‘I slept better that night than I had for years, and I awoke uncharacteristically clear headed and full of beans.’
    cheerful, happy, cheery, good-humoured, jovial, merry, sunny, bright, joyful, light-hearted, in high spirits, in good spirits, sparkling, bubbly, exuberant, effervescent, ebullient, breezy, airy, lively, vivacious, full of life, sprightly, jaunty