Meaning of “to the gills” in the English Dictionary

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"to the gills" in British English

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to the gills


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.

(Definition of “to the gills” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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