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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Bookstores brace for the school opening, so they are packed to the gills with shiny school supplies as early as April.
Musk also boasts his pickup will be packed to the gills with tech.
And Colin Firth playing Leonardo DiCaprio to Stellan Skarsgard's Kate Winslet at the bow of a boat packed to the gills with a mass of people singing "Dancing Queen." And minimal singing from Pierce Brosnan.
Modobags have a battery that's removable only from the inside, a problematic scenario if your bag is already packed to the gills. But it's a carbon-free titanium battery, which Ryan says is fundamentally different from lithium ion batteries.
This Definitive Collection is packed to the gills with features.
22nd Street, is packed to the gills with amenities--the 83-unit building will have a half basketball court, a golf simulator, a gym designed by the guy who heads up 15 Central Park West's fitness center, a library and lounge room that is a nod to the Nomad Hotel, and a 1,600 s/f "upper club" on the 54th floor.
Packed to the gills with Deadpool's trademark crass wit, crudeness and inventive use of the vernacular, I was laughing to myself from the opening sequence.
Packed to the gills with all manner of Christmas provisions the poor contraption gave up the ghost and its door fell off.
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. That's just excellent."
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.
A stone's throw from the gorgeous Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville is a prime location for artistic inspiration, so this small Southern town is packed to the gills with galleries, museums and culture.
Mochi, the WebOS interface they were working on for a new line-up of smartphones and tablets, is packed to the gills with what has now become standard design philosophy (see: iOS 7 and Android 4.4)- the absence of skeuomorphism and the abundance of flat elements, bright colours and straight, clean lines.The Mochi UI would also overwhelmingly rely on swipes rather than button taps, again something that's common today.
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