During an English conversation, you are likely to have heard the idiomatic term chock full, but what does this mean? We are going to take a look at the meaning of this phrase as well as find out where it comes from. We will also be taking a look at some examples of how the term can be used in a day to day conversation and within a sentence.
Chock Full Meaning
The term chock full refers to something which is full of something.
Origin of the idiomatic phrase
The term chock full comes from the old notion of choking someone to death resulting in a mouthful of blood.
Chock Full Examples
Examples in Statements
We will now be looking at some examples of sentences in which the term chock full might appear.
The first statement is being made by someone at the movie theatre.
- We are never going to get a good seat, the place is chock full of people.
The next statement is being made in an advert for cereal.
- Our cereal is not only tasty but also chock full of goodness.
There may be many different conversations in which you are likely to hear the phrase chock full. Let’s now take a look at some examples of what you might hear.
The first conversation is taking place between two people on the road.
- Person 1: “It doesn’t look like the traffic is going to die down any time soon.”
- Person 2: “No, the road will be chock full of cars for hours yet.”
The next example is a conversation between a husband and wife.
- Person 1: “Shall we go to the beach this week?”
- Person 2: “Why?”
- Person 1: “So that I can collect some more seashells.”
- Person 2: “I don’t think you need any more, your collection is chock full with the things.”
More helpful examples:
- The whole room was chock-full of books.
- The bean soup, chock-full of smoked ham, was delicious.
- Peanut butter is chock-full of heart-healthy monounsaturated fat.
- The 32-page catalog is chock-full of things that add fun to festive occasions.
- For Hugh, the world was almost chock-full of traitors and liars and fools.
Other Ways to Say “Chock Full”
There are other ways in which you can refer to the meaning of the term chock full.
Let’ take a look at some examples of how you could do this.
- Full up with
- Overflowing with
- Filled with