The British Idiom – Packed like sardines
Definition of Packed like sardines
Packed like sardines, or packed in like sardines, means to be very crowded, or tightly packed.
Examples of Usage of Packed like sardines
When the first train was cancelled, to train loads of people had to get in the second train and we were packed in like sardines. I can’t stand restaurants where the tables are so close together that the diners are packed in like sardines and the noise is awful.
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