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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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,
80 for regular chips, but I do like to finish a meal wanting more, not stuffed to the gills.
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.
Stuffed to the gills, we retired for the night and set our alarms for a busy day of exploring.
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.
Bryan Lee O'Malley has been an absolute rock star in the comic world since his Scott Pilgrim graphic novels, stuffed to the gills with wit, whimsy and pop culture references, garnered cultish reverence after they debuted in 2004.
To say that the museum is stuffed to the gills is an understatement.
My closet was stuffed to the gills, and I needed a handy place to hang ties and belts.
Stuffed to the gills with media types and literary lions from the middle of the past century, this is as much time capsule as film, and will appeal to anyone who subscribed--or still does--to Plimpton's Paris Review, and harbors fond memories of his one-off stunts.
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.