full as a tick

Full as a tick
If you are as full as a tick, you have eaten too much.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • full as a tick —    If someone is (as) full as a tick, they have eaten or drunk too much.     The little boy ate biscuits and drank lemonade until he was as full as a tick …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • full as a tick — very full, bloated, plump full    Oh, I drank too much water! I m full as a tick! …   English idioms

  • as full as a tick — See full as a tick …   English idioms

  • be as full as a tick — be as full as a boot/tick Australian, informal to be very drunk. Old Clive was as full as a boot when he left the hotel last night …   New idioms dictionary

  • full — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. filled, sated, satiated, glutted, gorged; replete; whole, complete, entire; loose, baggy; sonorous; plump, rounded; brimming. See completion, sufficiency. Ant., empty. II (Roget s IV) modif. 1.… …   English dictionary for students

  • full — (as a boot/bull/bull s bum) adj Australian drunk. Full or full as a tick were euphemisms for drunk in Britain in the 19th century, but are now obsolete. Earlier Australianisms on the same pat tern were full as an egg and full as a goat …   Contemporary slang

  • full —    drunk    It survives in the Scottish fou:     The cup that cheers, but makesna fou. (Tester, 1865 he was referring to tea)    Now also heard in various clichés such as full as a tick or the less common full as a boat …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • tick|y — tick|y1 «TIHK ee», noun, plural tick|ies. = tickey. (Cf. ↑tickey) tick|y2 «TIHK ee», adjective. full of or infested by ticks …   Useful english dictionary

  • Tick (comics) — The Tick redirects here. For other uses, see Tick (disambiguation). The Tick The Tick: Comic Con Extravaganza #1 Publication information …   Wikipedia

  • tick — [[t]tɪ̱k[/t]] ticks, ticking, ticked 1) N COUNT A tick is a written mark like a V. It is used to show that something is correct or has been selected or dealt with. [mainly BRIT] His exercise books were full of well deserved red ticks... Place a… …   English dictionary

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