like sardines

Definition of like sardines

  1. :  without enough room to move around A large crowd of reporters was crammed/packed like sardines into a small room.

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  1. :  any of several small or immature fishes of the herring family

    :  the European pilchard (Sardina pilchardus) especially when young and of a size suitable for preserving for food

    :  any of various small fishes (as an anchovy) resembling the true sardines or similarly preserved for food

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