pack them in

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pack them in

To bring in a large number of people as an audience. Let's move to a bigger venue. That way, we'll really be able to pack them in! We need a big act to pack them in.
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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

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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ˌpack them ˈin

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ˌpack the ˈhouse

attract a large audience; fill a theatre, hall, etc: This group’s been playing for twenty years but they’re still packing them in.The city orchestra always plays to a packed house.
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