packed to the gills

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.
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I played on a Sunday night in summer at the Vineyard on Main Street, and I was shocked to see the place packed to the gills.
Our old jalopy of a campervan (or the funbus, as it's known in our house) was packed to the gills and ready for the big road trip across our nearest continental neighbour.
IJosh Tillman is heading back this way for the Killarney Festival Of Music and Food in June before a Vicar Street gig in October and his recent Whelan's gig to support the release of I Love You, Honeybear was packed to the gills, with tickets as rare as gold dust.
It is packed to the gills with great shops, fantastic bars and restaurants and more free museums than you can shake a stick at.
There's an interesting juxtaposition between the old-fashioned kibitzing cafes of Acland Street, where European retirees chew the fat every morning, and seafront joints like the Stokehouse, packed to the gills after sundown with the young downing pizzas and homemade cakes with a few frosties.
All three Android-powered smartphones are built with top-of-the-line materials, are small in size, big on battery life and packed to the gills with the best experiences Google has to offer.
Inside the dramatic German Romanesque exterior resides a veritable Pandora's Box of endless rooms and corridors packed to the gills with awe-inspiring specimens from far flung corners of our globe - and even extra-terrestrial artefacts.
The Cafe Diem in Ames was packed to the gills for a brief rally where future caucus participants were handed T-shirts stamped with the Perry for President logo.
The Ghost looks fantastic, with an understated muscularity, and it is packed to the gills with some fantastic technology.
I ran a cinema club every Saturday night on Osborne Road in Jesmond and the little room we hired would be packed to the gills.
But the Bright Greenies are more difficult to ignore now because many of them are packed to the gills with ammunition--called money.
With the peak winter season shifting into high gear, you might be fooled into thinking that Alpine resorts are always packed to the gills.
Arriving packed to the gills with the brand new Windows Mobile 6.
With the Gay Games in full swing, the Dutch capital was packed to the gills with 250,000 gay people from around the world.
Today catastrophe modeling firms, with EQECAT, AIR Worldwide and RMS among the most well-known, are packed to the gills with engineers, mathematicians, statisticians, actuaries, cartographers, underwriters, risk managers and software aces.