fed to the gills

fed to the gills

Irritated, exasperated, bored, or disgusted with someone or something. I'm getting really fed to the gills listening to all your complaining! My wife is fed to the gills with our car, but we just can't afford a new one.
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fed to the gills

Also, fed to the teeth; fed up. Disgusted, unable or unwilling to put up with something. For example, I'm fed to the gills with these delays (the gills here is slang for "mouth"), or He was fed to the teeth with her excuses, or I'm fed up-let's leave right now. Of these colloquial expressions, fed up, alluding to being overfull from having overeaten, dates from about 1900, and the others from the first half of the 1900s. Also see up to one's ears.
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

fed to the gills

Thoroughly disgusted. This American version of the earlier British fed to the (back) teeth and fed (up) to the eyelids is based on the slang meaning of gills for the human mouth.
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