to the gills


to the gills
adverb
: as full as possible

old cars loaded to the gills with household furniture — Meridel Le Sueur

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to the gills phrase
as full as possible

The room was packed to the gills.

Thesaurus: full of people or thingssynonym
Main entry: gill

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to the gills
informal
1 : as full as possible

The car was packed to the gills for our vacation.

2 : very thoroughly or completely

I'm fed up to the gills with his whining!

a theater equipped to the gills with new sound equipment

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Main Entry:gill

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • (to) the gills — to the ˈgills idiom (informal) completely full • I was stuffed to the gills with chocolate cake. Main entry: ↑gillidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • to the gills — adverb Entirely or extremely; to the greatest degree possible. He came in with a suitcase, packed to the gills with samples and demonstration products. Syn: to the brim, to the full, to the gunnels, to the tonsils …   Wiktionary

  • to the gills — as full as possible The room was packed to the gills …   English dictionary

  • to the gills — phrasal as full or as much as possible < a suitcase packed to the gills > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • to the gills — ► to the gills until completely full. Main Entry: ↑gill …   English terms dictionary

  • to the gills — completely, as full as possible …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • to the gills — until completely full. → gill …   English new terms dictionary

  • to the gills — cvb idi Informal. fully; completely; to capacity …   From formal English to slang

  • green around the gills — or[pale around the gills] {adj. phr.}, {slang} Pale faced from fear or sickness; sickly; nauseated. * /Bill s father took him for a ride in his boat while the waves were rough, and when he came back he was green around the gills./ * /The car… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • green around the gills — or[pale around the gills] {adj. phr.}, {slang} Pale faced from fear or sickness; sickly; nauseated. * /Bill s father took him for a ride in his boat while the waves were rough, and when he came back he was green around the gills./ * /The car… …   Dictionary of American idioms


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