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be squashed (in) like sardines

To be very tightly or snugly squashed together, especially in a small space. We didn't want to take more than one car, so we had to be squashed like sardines in Jeff's little sedan for the four-hour drive to Moab. Having a concert in our friend's café was such a good idea! Sure, we were squashed in like sardines, but everyone had a great time.
See also: like, sardine, squash

squash (someone or something) (in) like sardines

To fit many people or things very tightly or snugly into a small space. We didn't want to take more than one car, so Jeff squashed us like sardines in his little sedan for the four-hour drive to Moab. Having a concert in our friends café was such a good idea! Sure, we had to squash people in like sardines, but everyone had a great time. I wish you would just let us buy you a bigger backpack! It makes my own back hurt watching you squash those books like sardines into your little shoulder bag.
See also: like, sardine, squash

squashed (in) like sardines

Very tightly or snugly packed together, especially in a small space. We didn't want to take more than one car, so we had to drive for about four hours squashed like sardines in Jeff's little sedan. Having a concert in our friends café was such a good idea! Sure, we were squashed in like sardines, but everyone had a great time.
See also: like, sardine, squash

squash someone or something up

to grind someone or something up; to mash someone or something up. You had better stay out of the traffic, or some big truck will squash you up! The truck squashed up the tiny car.
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squash something down

to crush something down; to pack something down. squash the ice cream down so the air will be pushed out. Who squashed down my hat?
See also: down, squash

squash something in

to crush or make something concave by squashing or mashing. The children squashed the Halloween jack-o'—lantern in and ruined it. someone squashed in the lampshade.
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squash something into something

 and squash something in
to press or mash something into something. she squashed the clay into the mold. she squashed in the clay and started to make a bowl.
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squash up against someone or something

to press hard up against someone or something. (Usually said of something soft.) The egg squashed up against the window and splattered all over. The pumpkin squashed up against the side of the truck.
See also: squash, up

stoned out of one’s squash

mod. alcohol or drug intoxicated. Britney will drink a little now and then, but she never gets stoned out of her squash.
See also: of, out, squash, stoned
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In March of this year, Robinsons introduced Robinsons Be Natural, a range of fruit squashes made from only naturally sourced ingredients.
Robinsons is also benefiting from consumers trading down from more expensive chilled juices to better-value squashes.
Robinsons squashes for milk branched out into no-added-sugar variants last year, reflecting the overarching trend in the soft drinks market.
However, continued sales growth, stimulated by the range of high juice and premium squashes available--many with contemporary flavours, such as pomegranate, blueberry, raspberry and other combinations--is sparking renewed interest and growth within the category.