Definition of full or tight as a tick in English:

full (or tight) as a tick

informal Replete after eating (or very drunk): I’ve never risen from the table after a feed anything less than full as a tick
More example sentences
  • By the end of the day, I was full as a tick and red from stem to stern with barbecue sauce, watermelon, and sunburn.
  • I can't speak for Eli, but I'll be tight as a tick on a bloodhound come Saturday.
  • Cows that had been standing around in the yard, looking full as a tick, would put their heads down and start grazing as soon as they hit the new grass.
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