chock-a-block chock-a-block

Definition(s):

  • (adv) as completely as possible

Usage(s):

  1. If moderate liberalism is dead, then the Democratic Party is chock-a-block with extremists.
  2. Both books are chock-a-block with colorful but valueless details.

News

  • Looking Forward & Backward—For An Entire City Block

    When Don Wunderlee moved his studio from Westville to Erector Square, he had to cram into a reduced 400 square feet of space and hang his paintings-in-progress chock-a-block and atop each other. That constriction gave him some new visual ideas that he now has plenty of room to show off. They’re hanging in a unique new gallery space in town that is literally a city block long.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New Haven Independent

Quotes

  1. Clive Stafford Smith, a lawyer who represents the five men, said in an interview: "This is good news for everyone, even George Bush. For all his statements about wanting to close Guantanamo, he can't if it's chock-a-block."
    on Aug 8, 2007 By: Clive Stafford Smith Source: Newsday

  2. "People are flying through stop signs on bikes," Mr. Blumenauer said. "We are seeing in Portland bike congestion. You'll see people biking across the river on a pedestrian bridge. They are just chock-a-block."
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Earl Blumenauer Source: New York Times

  3. Irwin said the snake must have fangs "chock-a-block full of venom", but is fairly gentle unless angry.
    on Dec 29, 2006 By: Steve Irwin Source: Advertiser Adelaide

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