Syonymous with fry-up. A meal extremely high in fat, generally eaten as a special indulgence. Invented by overworked Irish farmers, who needed to clog their arteries so that they could die early and get some rest.

Consists of sausages, rashers, eggs, haggis-like pudding, mushrooms, toast, and sometimes beans. Rowers on the way to a regatta or head in the early morning often buy rolls filled with the full Irish to stave off hunger pangs which result from waking up at 5am.

The English stole it and added fried bread. this disgusting mutant is termed the full English breakfast, and should not be confused with the real thing.

Should also not be confused with an Irish breakfast, which is oysters and Guinness.
While you're in Ireland, why not try a full Irish breakfast?
by Darth Ridley November 4, 2006
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