packed to the rafters

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packed to the rafters

  1. (idiomatic) Completely full; packed
    • 2012 April 8, Holly Williams, “Mix and max: Designer Max Clendinning has had a radical change of heart when it comes to minimalism”, in The Independent[1]:
      The second reason his disliking of objects seems implausible is that I'm interviewing him in his Victorian terrace house in Islington – and it is packed to the rafters, often rather beautifully, with everything from Memphis glass to mid-century Aalto furniture to William Morris prints to Picasso plates...