My cup runneth over

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My cup runneth over is an idiom that has its roots in ancient times. We will examine the meaning of the common saying my cup runneth over, where it came from, and some examples of its idiomatic usage in sentences.

My cup runneth over is a comment that one feels very blessed, that one has more than enough to provide for one’s needs and wants, that one is fortunate. The expression my cup runneth over is taken from the Bible; more specifically, the King James Version of Psalms 23:5: “Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.”


“As weird as 2020 has been … my cup runneth over,” she said. (Roanoke Times)

My personal wonder is how well things have worked out for me if my choice of path might have gone awry, but it did not, and my cup runneth over. (Red Bluff Daily News)

“So, my cup runneth over and I’m the luckiest girl in the world!” (Hello Magazine)