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in full bloom

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having reached full growth and development

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fully ripe

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having or displaying all the characteristics necessary for completeness

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A slatternly full-blown girl who seemed to be bursting out at the rents in her gown and the cracks in her shoes like an over-ripe berry answered our knock by opening the door a very little way and stopping up the gap with her figure.
Our passengers hailed from fifteen states; only a few of them had ever been to sea before; manifestly it would not do to pit them against a full-blown tempest until they had got their sea-legs on.
What made it grow from a tiny bud to a full-blown bloom?
Before a leaf-bud has burst, its whole life acts; in the full-blown flower there is no more; in the leafless root there is no less.
a full-blown affair, a kind of bouquet; it loses its literal meaning.
Max and Fritz came presently downstairs, their caps on one side, their spurs jingling, their pipes splendid with coats of arms and full-blown tassels, and they hung up the key of No.
Sudden a thought came like a full-blown rose, flushing his brow.
Mrs Boffin, then quite a young woman and pictur of a full-blown rose, stands him by her, kneels down at the fire, warms her two open hands, and falls to rubbing his cheeks; but seeing the tears come into the child's eyes, the tears come fast into her own, and she holds him round the neck, like as if she was protecting him, and cries to me, "I'd give the wide wide world, I would, to run away with him
It is pleasant to know that a new ministry just come into office are not the only fellow-men who enjoy a period of high appreciation and full-blown eulogy; in many respectable families throughout this realm, relatives becoming creditable meet with a similar cordiality of recognition, which in its fine freedom from the coercion of any antecedents, suggests the hopeful possibility that we may some day without any notice find ourselves in full millennium, with cockatrices who have ceased to bite, and wolves that no longer show their teeth with any but the blandest intentions.
Poroshenko's words may be slightly alarmist in warning of a full-blown war, but his sentiment should be heeded by Nato, including Germany and France.
Their side's lack of goals has long been a worry, but now it is a full-blown embarrassment.
I don't think it's a full-blown crisis yet, but I think we're not far off it.
Summary: The World Bank's chief economist said Monday the gloom surrounding India's economy had been "overplayed" and the country was not in danger of a full-blown crisis.
Summary: A full-blown inquiry into the car insurance industry is to be launched after competition watchdogs said the market was not working well.
The time it took for patients to progress to the full-blown disease was more than doubled in 25% of cases, from just under a year to just under two years.