be packed (in) like sardines

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be packed (in) like sardines

To be 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 be packed like sardines in Jeff's little sedan for the four-hour drive to Moab. Having a concert in our friends café was such a good idea! Sure, we were packed in like sardines, but everyone had a great time.
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Children in Welsh-medium schools are packed like sardines inside crumbling buildings and demand for Welsh schools is increasing.
Some of his reminders: "You are your own altar guild; look after the small linens," "It's summer and they are packed like sardines, so brevity is appreciated.