packed like sardines


packed like sardines
anything tightly packed or confined, after the appearance of sardines in a can. Usually refers to people in overcrowded conditions

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • packed like sardines — If a place is extremely crowded, people are packed like sardines, or packed in like sardines …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • packed like sardines — ► packed like sardines crowded close together, as sardines in tins. Main Entry: ↑sardine …   English terms dictionary

  • packed like sardines — Crowded closely together • • • Main Entry: ↑sardine * * * crowded very close together, as sardines are in cans …   Useful english dictionary

  • packed like sardines —    If a place is extremely crowded, people are packed like sardines, or packed in like sardines.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If a group of people are packed like sardines, they are pressed together tightly and uncomfortably because… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • packed\ like\ sardines — adj. phr. So tightly crowded that there is hardly room to turn. The trains are so full during rush hour that we must go to work packed in like sardines …   Словарь американских идиом

  • (packed) like sardines — (packed, crammed, etc.) like sarˈdines idiom (informal) pressed tightly together in a way that is uncomfortable or unpleasant Main entry: ↑sardineidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • packed like sardines — crowded close together, as sardines in tins. → sardine …   English new terms dictionary

  • be packed like sardines — if people are packed like sardines, there are a large number of them in a small space. There were twenty people packed like sardines into a van …   New idioms dictionary

  • packed (in) like sardines — {adj. phr.} So tightly crowded that there is hardly room to turn. * /The trains are so full during rush hour that we must go to work packed in like sardines./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • packed (in) like sardines — {adj. phr.} So tightly crowded that there is hardly room to turn. * /The trains are so full during rush hour that we must go to work packed in like sardines./ …   Dictionary of American idioms


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