to the gills

to the gills
to the gills until completely full.
Main Entry: gill

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  • to the gills — adverb : as full as possible old cars loaded to the gills with household furniture Meridel Le Sueur * * * to the gills phrase as full as possible The room was packed to the gills. Thesaurus: full of people or thingssynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • (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

  • 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

  • blue around the gills — See: GREEN AROUND THE GILLS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • pale around the gills — See: GREEN AROUND THE GILLS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • blue around the gills — See: GREEN AROUND THE GILLS …   Dictionary of American idioms

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