The day seemed to be brimming with potential.

Is it wrong to use the word brimming this way? I checked this site called Ludwig and didn't find any sentences where "brimming" with used with the word "day".

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    Is this a quote, or sentence that you wrote?
    – James K
    Commented Jun 13, 2021 at 5:47

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The expression is "brimming with potential" is common enough. It is a metaphor. The imagery is of a cup that is filled to the brim with something. It means "has a lot of potential" ("brimming with possibilities" is also used)

Anything that can have potential can be said to be "brimming with potential". So you can use it to describe a day.

  • 'Brimful' is common, also. Commented Jun 13, 2021 at 12:17

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