Federal courthouses are backlogged and stuffed to the gills as it is.
Meant to capture fish by the gills (hence the name), they snare anything from sea turtles to dolphins.
They seem, in fact, like cranky, petulant children, coked to the gills.
"organ of breathing in fishes," early 14c., of unknown origin, perhaps from a Scandinavian source, e.g. Old Norse giolnar which perhaps means "gills;" Old Danish -gæln (in fiske-gæln "fish gill"). Related: Gills.
liquid measure (commonly a half-pint), late 13c., from Old French gille, a wine measure, and directly from Medieval Latin gillo "earthenware jar," of uncertain origin.