packed to the rafters


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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.
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Hopefully next year's event will be at a bigger venue, as it was packed to the rafters, and hopefully our local paper can feature the heartwarming stories of the nominees, helping to showcase the dedicated people who do really make a difference in our wonderful city.
The sale room was packed to the rafters with around 400 people.
Packed to the Rafters pair Jessica Marais and James Stewart wore matching outfits.
AT exactly 3pm this afternoon, streets will empty, pubs will be packed to the rafters and the whole of England will take a collective deep breath.
The Holmfirth venue was packed to the rafters for the gig by the Irish band, who are still going strong after nearly a quarter of the century.
Why is the battle cruiser always packed to the rafters when I have these mad bets?
Parkhead will be packed to the rafters on Sunday January 3 when the Old Firm enter battle for just the second time this season.
I believe it is now obvious that the Mother of Parliaments is packed to the rafters with knaves of every description: hypocrites, conmen, liars and cheats.
The CIA was packed to the rafters and a large percentage of the audience were the better part of 40, but who cares?
But do it fast because this one will be packed to the rafters.
I could visualise three huge venues packed to the rafters and me trying desperately to make excuses for the nonappearance of a head-liner.
The old ground was packed to the rafters and a sea of noise echoed around the stands from start to finish.
This Sunday Villa Park will be packed to the rafters with real, passionate local football fans, there to see a game devoid of hype or real national media interest.
We have nice big trees, lots of Monterey pines in the cut-your-own selection or some beautiful nobles in the 'precut emporium''' she said, referring to a covered shed packed to the rafters with towering trees.
THE tent was packed to the rafters for Franz Ferdinand'slot last night.