chock a block
What is the meaning of "chock-a-block"?
By Karthick, Trivandrum, India(07.12.2006).
This is an expression, which is mainly used in informal contexts. Chock-a-block means, "completely full; tightly packed". The expression is usually followed by "with". The main stress is on "block". The first word "chock" is pronounced like the first syllable of "chocolate".
Here are a few examples.
*The cupboard was chock-a-block with hundred rupee notes.
*I wouldn't go there now. The place will be chock-a-block with tourists.
*On Friday evening, Karthick's house was chock-a-block with guests.
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