pack them in

pack them in

Fig. to draw a lot of people. It was a good night at the theater. The play really packed them in. The circus manager knew he could pack them in if he advertised the lion tamer.
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pack them in

also pack 'em in
to attract many people Her Friday night appearances at the club have been packing them in.
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pack them in

Attract a large audience, as in A big star will always pack them in. This idiom alludes to tightly filling a hall. [c. 1940]
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Steamboat Lass resulted from a repeat mating which firstly came up with the 2001 Laurels winner Pack Them In.
Fourteen years on, a much different scenario surrounds the victory of Flashy Sir's great-grandson Pack Them In in the same Classic.
Pack Them In was bred in Cappawhite, Co Tipperary, by Helen Kelly, who acquired his granddam Supatheme for breeding at the termination of her racing career at Hall Green.
Local lad Andy Heyes, trainer of Laurels winner Pack Them In, was yesterday still revelling in the glory of landing the Classic in front of his home crowd, writes Peter Meldrum.
I've only had Pack Them In a few months, but he came in great shape from Davie Laird and, other than take a little bit of weight off him, there has not been much else to it.
As outlined before, it is not going to be Pack Them In, so Codology is the dog who earns the vote-the two times he has gone down to the favourite in the competition, Barrie Draper's dog has been drawn outside him and now he is two boxes inside.
Had Pack Them In drawn trap one for tonight's William Hill Laurels final at Belle Vue, we would be looking at a solid even-money favourite for the Classic, live from Belle Vue on Sky Sports 2.
At Belle Vue, Pack Them In has won once from two starts from trap four, giving him a 50 per cent strike-rate.
Mullins (D) can also strike with Killahora Conor in the 750m open, while other Romford fancies are Sandra and Pack Them In.