stuffed to the gills

stuffed to the gills

Idiom: stuffed to the gills

Meaning

Completely full; teeming; having no room to spare.

If someone is stuffed to the gills, they have eaten a lot and are very full.

Examples

I’ve got so many meetings and deadlines these days that my schedule is stuffed to the gills!

Her mind was stuffed to the gills with ideas for her new book.

I felt stuffed to the gills after my grandmother’s Thanksgiving meal.

After that big meal we were all stuffed to the gills.

By the time the fourth course was served, I was stuffed to the gills.

The restaurant was packed to the gills.

The bar was packed to the gills on Monday.

It’s a surprise then to find the Powerhaus pretty much packed to the gills.


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