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.
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The average iPhone is stuffed to the gills with precious documents and data: photos, videos, music, contacts, important messages and emails and perhaps even work documents.
The environments are stuffed to the gills with items and hidden objects, the problem is you're never sure what is useful, and what isn't.
The environments are stuffed to the gills with items and hidden objects - the problem is, you're never sure what is useful, and what isn't.
The corporate boxes were all stuffed to the gills with royalty, celebrities, captains (and captainahs, to use Careem's parlance) of industry, mega and micro-influencers, and more as per usual, as were the superyachts and various vessels moored in the adjacent Yas Marina.
Stuffed to the gills with bad mortgages, it sustained heavy losses as housing prices dropped, and imploded after multiple acquisition deals fell through.
And as if that wasn't enough, our 'sides' of Polenta Fritta (fried polenta with cheese) and Risotto con Piselli e Pancetta (pea and cured pork risotto) made sure we'd be stuffed to the gills.
I was therefore supremely grateful to get a job on Let's Do it Again, the third of Sidney Poitier's hugely successful comedies stuffed to the gills with black stars, Cosby among them.
They love the experience so much that the 'crawlers' do it over and over again, until they're stuffed to the gills!
Arcade Fire's fifth studio album Everything Now takes on consumerism and a world stuffed to the gills with all the things that make us hollow.
but I do worry about how stuffed to the gills my mind is,
Her desire to pare down began in 2009, when she suddenly felt that her two-bedroom brick cottage in Ontario looked stuffed to the gills with antiques and lace."One day," she said,"it just started to feel oppressive." She recalls how, inspired by the virtuously clean-looking homes she saw pictured in Dwell magazine, she thought:"This is it.
His bookstore, which he opened in 1990, is stuffed to the gills with more than 100,000 books on every subject imaginable.
Once, in Hungary, he and the Queen had been stuffed to the gills at banquet after banquet.
Given this daily horror, is it any wonder that little Sir Alan felt moved to complain that he feared the one place we can rely on to be stuffed to the gills with the braying idiot sons of the rich and severely privileged - the, erm...