Where did the saying full of beans and vinegar come from and what does it mean?
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This appears to be a compound of two expressions having a similar meaning. "Full of beans" and "Piss and vinegar" both mean full of energy and life, although to my ear the second expression carries a particular sense of the energy tinged with aggression, while the first expression does not. The Phrase Finder defines "Piss and Vinegar" as:
Rowdy, boisterous, full of youthful energy.
while the Cambridge Dictionary defines "Full of beans" as:
to have a lot of energy and enthusiasm
tagging it as 'UK informal'.