stuffed to the gills

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stuffed 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 stuffed to the gills! Her mind was stuffed to the gills with ideas for her new book. I felt stuffed to the gills after my grandmother's Thanksgiving meal.
See also: gill, stuff
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A COLLISION of animated styles and live action scenes, this SpongeBob movie sequel is stuffed to the gills with daft, innocent fun.
The car was stuffed to the gills with an eclectic mix of beach toys and art as we set off at 6am for the return ferry journey from Saint-Malo in Brittany.
This high-octane show might have been, by Law's own admission, more of a "science experiment" than a straight comedy set but it was stuffed to the gills with fun and frolics.
It's stuffed to the gills with bursts of violence, brooding darkness and nerve-shearing tension.
To say that the museum is stuffed to the gills is an understatement.
A MARINE expert and parttime treasure hunter searches for a long-lost battleship that may be stuffed to the gills with gold.
Sahara (Channel 4, Friday, 9pm) * A marine expert and part-time treasure hunter (Matthew McConaughey) searches for a longlost battleship that may be stuffed to the gills with gold.
Friday SAHARA CHANNEL 4, 9PM A marine expert (Matthew McConaughey) and part-time treasure hunter searches for a long-lost battleship that may be stuffed to the gills with gold.
Dubai With UAE marinas stuffed to the gills with luxury yachts of all makes, models and sizes, it's only natural some real deals surface in the used-boat market.
Presumably, this copycat trend will continue until manbags are stuffed to the gills with special masculine versions of the detritus commonly found in ladies' bags: snotty "missues", old "mipsticks", a furry boiled "mweet" and the obligatory solitary "mampon" which always rolls out at the most embarrassing moment.
Though it's still possible to find shops stuffed to the gills with various sorts of, seemingly unrelated, merchandise, there's no doubt that they're not overly attractive and their designation as 'dollar shops', or similar, depending on your currency, is an indication of what we expect to pay for their wares.
Stuffed to the gills, we sat and chatted over drinks for another 30 minutes - unable to contemplate the walk back to the car for a time.
A few days later I noticed the old Rolodexes on a shelf, stuffed to the gills with orange, blue, green and white cards, some tattered, some not.