to the gills

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to the gills

  1. (idiomatic) Entirely or extremely; to the greatest degree possible.
    He came in with a suitcase, packed to the gills with samples and demonstration products.
    • 2017 September 19, Gwilym Mumford, “Kingsman: The Golden Circle review – spy sequel reaches new heights of skyscraping silliness”, in the Guardian[1]:
      It’s a film that is utterly maximalist, stuffed to the gills with gadgets, gimmicks, ideas both good and bad. An exhausting, exhilarating watch.

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