to the gills
phrasal as full or as much as possible <
a suitcase packed to the gills
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • (to) the gills — to the ˈgills idiom (informal) completely full • I was stuffed to the gills with chocolate cake. Main entry: ↑gillidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • to the gills — ► to the gills until completely full. Main Entry: ↑gill …   English terms dictionary

  • to the gills — adverb : as full as possible old cars loaded to the gills with household furniture Meridel Le Sueur * * * to the gills phrase as full as possible The room was packed to the gills. Thesaurus: full of people or thingssynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • to the gills — adverb Entirely or extremely; to the greatest degree possible. He came in with a suitcase, packed to the gills with samples and demonstration products. Syn: to the brim, to the full, to the gunnels, to the tonsils …   Wiktionary

  • to the gills — as full as possible The room was packed to the gills …   English dictionary

  • to the gills — cvb idi Informal. fully; completely; to capacity …   From formal English to slang

  • to the gills — completely, as full as possible …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • to the gills — until completely full. → gill …   English new terms dictionary

  • fed\ to\ the\ gills — • fed up • fed to the teeth • (slang) fed to the gills adj. phr. (informal) Having had too much of something; at the end of your patience; disgusted; bored; tired. People get fed up with anyone who brags all the time. I ve had enough of his… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • stuffed to the gills — If someone is stuffed to the gills, they have eaten a lot and are very full …   The small dictionary of idiomes

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