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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.
(Definition of to the gills from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “to the gills”
in Chinese (Simplified) 满了, 饱了, 满满当当…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滿了, 飽了, 滿滿當當…
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