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    pack in

    "This movie is going to be packing in a lot people."

    If something attracts people, can I say "it's packing in" or "it's packing in a lot of people"?

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    Re: pack in

    You can say "it's packing in a lot of people" or "it's packing them in".

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    Re: pack in

    Hi Ostap77,

    I beg your pardon for my breaking in your conversation but in my humble opinion there are two different connotations of the expression in question.

    1. pack in = attract a large number of

    The new music group is packing the crowds in. - The new group gathered crowd. - На новую группу собираются толпы.

    2. pack it in = stop, throw (work)

    Why don't you pack in, before you kill yourself. (M. Lampell) - Why do not you stop before you kill yourself?- Почему бы тебе не остановиться до того, как ты убьёшь себя?

    She didn't like her new job at all and was thinking of packing it in. - She did not like her new job, and she thought to leave. - Ей не нравилась её новая работа, и она думала уйти.

    I consider it as very paradoxical.

    Really, English is a very strange language.

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    Re: pack in

    Really, English is a very strange language.
    Sorry.

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    Re: pack in

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi Ostap77,

    I beg your pardon for my breaking in your conversation but in my humble opinion there are two different connotations of the expression in question.

    1. pack in = attract a large number of

    The new music group is packing the crowds in. - The new group gathered crowd. - На новую группу собираются толпы.

    2. pack it in = stop, throw (work)

    Why don't you pack in, before you kill yourself. (M. Lampell) - Why do not you stop before you kill yourself?- Почему бы тебе не остановиться до того, как ты убьёшь себя?

    She didn't like her new job at all and was thinking of packing it in. - She did not like her new job, and she thought to leave. - Ей не нравилась её новая работа, и она думала уйти.

    I consider it as very paradoxical.

    Really, English is a very strange language.

    V.
    Guess pack in is more BE. I would use "pack up" to say "stop working"?

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