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Full cup, steady hand used especially to caution against spoiling a comfortable or otherwise enviable situation by careless action. The saying is recorded from the early 11th century.

it's ill speaking between a full man and a fasting someone in need is never on good terms with someone who has all they want; saying recorded from the mid 17th century.

See also the wheel has come full circle, in full cry.

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