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packed/squashed like sardines

If ​people are ​packed or ​squashed like ​sardines, they are ​positioned very ​close together so that they cannot ​move: We were ​squashed like ​sardines in the rush-hour ​train.
(Definition of packed/squashed like sardines from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “packed/squashed like sardines”
in Chinese (Simplified) 拥挤不堪,(像沙丁鱼一样)紧紧挤在一起…
in Chinese (Traditional) 擁擠不堪,(像沙丁魚一樣)緊緊擠在一起…
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