get a quart into a pint pot

get/put a quart into a pint pot

  (British)
to try to put too much of something into a small space
Usage notes: A quart is a unit for measuring liquids. It is equal to two pints.
I'm trying to get this huge pile of clothes crammed into these two drawers. Talk about trying to get a quart into a pint pot!
See also: get, pint, pot, quart