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    Question "to pack a lot in" meaning

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    I'm reading an article about a comic-con festival and I don't quite understand the meaning of this sentence: "Thursday to Sunday is a short time in which to pack a lot in."

    Does it mean that the event is too short to go through all the activities at the festival?

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    Re: "to pack a lot in" meaning

    Yes. The metaphor is an extension of the idea of packing stuff into a container.
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    Re: "to pack a lot in" meaning

    Welcome to the forum.

    You've got the right idea. To take part in all the activities, it would say '...is a short time in which to pack everything in'.
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    Re: "to pack a lot in" meaning

    Yes. They are exactly right.

    Do NOT confuse it with to pack it in, which means to quit.
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    Re: "to pack a lot in" meaning

    Quote Originally Posted by tereza.muckova View Post
    I'm reading an article about a comic-con festival and I don't quite understand the meaning of this sentence: "Thursday to Sunday is a short time in which to pack a lot in."
    You have the right idea, but I don't think the original sentence is very good, as you can pack a lot in in three days. There may be too much for you to see everything, but that doesn't stop you from seeing a lot.

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