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English definition of “to the gills”

to the gills

informal
used in expressions to mean completely full: By the time the fourth course was served, I was stuffed to the gills. The restaurant was packed to the gills.Intensifying expressions
(Definition of to the gills from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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