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pack heat

To have one or more firearms, especially handguns, currently on one's person. Everyone in that gang packs heat, so I'd steer clear of them if I were you! I make sure I'm always packing heat when I go through this part of town.
See also: heat, pack

pack on the pounds

To put on weight quickly, especially a large or excessive amount. Wow, Jim really packed on the pounds on while he was on his sabbatical. I'm trying to pack on the pounds so I can make it on the football team this fall!
See also: on, pack, pound

packed 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 packed to the gills! Her mind was packed to the gills with ideas for her new book. I felt packed to the gills after my grandmother's Thanksgiving meal.
See also: gill, packed

packed to the rafters

Completely full; teeming; having no room to spare. I've got so many meetings and deadlines these days that my schedule is packed to the rafters! Her mind was packed to the rafters with ideas for her new book. I felt packed to the rafters after my grandmother's Thanksgiving meal.
See also: packed

packed (in) like sardines

Fig. packed very tightly. It was terribly crowded there. We were packed in like sardines. The bus was full. The passengers were packed like sardines.
See also: like, packed, sardine

be packed like sardines

if people are packed like sardines, there are a large number of them in a small space There were twenty people packed like sardines into a van.
See also: like, packed, sardine

packed in like sardines

Extremely crowded, as in I could barely breathe-we were packed in like sardines. This term, alluding to how tightly sardines are packed in cans, has been applied to human crowding since the late 1800s.
See also: like, packed, sardine

jampacked

and jam-packed
mod. full. This day has been jampacked with surprises.

jam-packed

verb
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Wild Mountain - 3:00p packed powder 30 - 70 base 23 trails,
Spicy Run - 6:45a packed powder 12 - 60 base 8 trails, 100% open,
Mountain Top at Grand Geneva - 7:30p packed powder 48 - 60 base
Big White - 4:00a packed powder 42 - 47 base 46 trails, 9 lifts
Fernie Alpine - 4:00a packed powder 38 base 77 trails, 9 lifts
Grouse Mountain - 6:00a packed powder 38 base 5 trails, 4 lifts
Loveland - 5:30a packed powder 34 - 37 base 68 trails, 913 acres,
Monarch - 4:30a packed powder 34 base 54 trails, 100% open, 5 lifts
Powderhorn - 6a csr 3 new packed powder 21 base 90% open, 3 lifts
Durango Mountain - 8:15a packed powder 32 - 37 base 75 trails,
Eldora - 12:30p packed powder 38 base 50 trails, 95% open, 12 lifts
Keystone - 6:30a packed powder 27 - 30 base 88 trails, 1723 acres,
Parts of trails can be Loose Granular, partly Packed Powder, and parts Frozen Granular, for example.
This news release contains forward-looking statements (including, without limitation, statements relating to the transfer of all sales by Agilent of packed GC columns to Supelco, a division of Sigma-Aldrich; and Agilent's belief that the decision will have the least impact on customers while at the same time giving customers access to a more comprehensive range of solutions; Supelco's supplying of its own packed GC columns directly to Agilent and Agilent's customers; and Agilent's continuing to sell its other GC products, services and consumables through its established global supply chains) that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause results of Agilent Technologies to differ materially from management's current expectations.
Note to Editors: For packed GC column orders or inquiries, call 800/247-6628 (U.