loaded to the barrel

loaded to the gills

1. Completely full; teeming; having no room to spare. I've got so many meetings and deadlines these days that my schedule is loaded to the gills! Her mind was loaded to the gills with ideas for her new book. My stomach felt loaded to the gills after my grandmother's Thanksgiving meal.
2. Thoroughly intoxicated with drugs or alcohol, especially to the point of incoherence, senselessness, or the loss of self-control. I hate being in New Orleans during Mardi Gras—everyone just getting loaded to the gills for a week solid. I was loaded to the gills with painkillers for about two weeks after my surgery. I'm off the meds now, but I still feel pretty out of it.
See also: gill, loaded

loaded to the barrel

verb
See also: barrel, loaded