full to the gills

full to the gills

Completely full; teeming; having no room to spare. I've got so many meetings and deadlines these days that my schedule is full to the gills! Her mind was full to the gills with ideas for her new book. I felt full to the gills after my grandmother's Thanksgiving meal.
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But all of our choices were perfectly edible, served with a smile and left us full to the gills.
to it That's the problem with attending an event, which, in the main, is full to the gills of people younger than you.
The solution, he revealed, is that planes leaving Tehran for Europe are now pumped full to the gills with fuel so they can make the roundtrip without refueling.
They are full to the gills with earnest information and they want you to have a bit.
We were full to the gills with champagne, but we'd told the girl behind the bar in the hotel to back Vintage Crop and we'd given her Aus$20 to put on it.
On the day in question, our hospital was full to the gills.
She said: "Everyone in the Midlands is full to the gills.
Or do people come here for the Fawlty Towers factor, they enjoy being insulted by rude Welsh people,of which this country is absolutely full to the gills.
Now, after operations to prevent their breeding, they are lodgers in a friend's house because Cramar - which never rehomes cats at Christmas - is full to the gills.
Attention-starved victims, absolutely full to the gills with free drink.