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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.
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When the first seeker finds the hider, they then join them in the hiding place and so on until they are all squashed in like sardines and there is only one seeker left.
I hate being in a pub, squashed in like sardines, and unable to talk to anyone because you can't hear yourself speak.