loaded to the gills

loaded to the gills

 and loaded to the barrel
Sl. intoxicated. He's loaded to the gills. Man, he's loaded to the barrel and fighting mad.
See also: gill, loaded

loaded to the gills

and loaded to the barrel
mod. alcohol intoxicated. He’s loaded to the gills. Couldn’t see a hole in a ladder. Those guys are loaded to the barrel and are getting mean.
See also: gill, loaded
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The C3 is a funky supermini loaded to the gills with the latest tech that seems sure to appeal to motorists young and old.
All three fit into short bolt actions, and all three are loaded to the gills.
And actually, most of the "magnum" ammo in the old days was loaded to the gills, so finding a modern load which is more modest is easier.
So it was with some surprise that I discovered the SE model's on-theroad price is a shade under PS16,000 - excellent for a compact SUV crossover loaded to the gills with kit.
We traveled many miles on those bikes, taking them to places they had no right to go, but they got us there and back, every time, loaded to the gills with camping gear, fishing rods, and .
The diesel in this top trim looks even smarter and is loaded to the gills.
They are loaded to the gills with apps including dictionaries, games, instructional texts and a national encyclopedia.
Send every B-52 and B-1 that can fly, all loaded to the gills, over ISIS's capital, the small city of Raqqa in Syria, and latten the place.
When the Camry is loaded to the gills, the cars are very comparable and comparably equipped.
Because of Muir's foresight, base jumpers can now throw themselves oft Half Dome without fear of being hit immediately after landing by a logging truck going 80 miles an hour loaded to the gills with the finest pine logs in the land.
One night I traveled south from Dallas to the Rio Grande Valley on a plane that was loaded to the gills with massive bags of silver dollars from the U.
With a full complement, and loaded to the gills, it would have sacrificed some vigour, but still offer decent performance.
Loaded to the gills with incendiaries, the Superforts conduct the most devastating raid of all, worse even than what will come to Hiroshima in August, obliterating 16 square residential miles in Tokyo and killing 85,000 civilians.
Well, about a year later I found out from the executive day gate watchman that one of the VPs used to frequently come back from lunch loaded to the gills.
This valley is loaded to the gills with a whole lot of totally insane people who honest to God believe that they can be the next Bill Gates or the next [Sun Microsystems CEO] Scott McNealy.