as well as squash as a drink or cordial1 a state of being squashed.
(Quotes from the WR Dictionary.) I'm aware that the latter is BrE ('punch' in AmE?), but I thought that the former was available in AmE too.Brit. a concentrated liquid made from fruit juice and sugar, diluted to make a drink.
It was rather a squash at my nana's house because mum, and I had to share a bedroom.
That was a joke when I was a child:And also has something to do with pumpkins.
I agree with Owlman; the expression isn't used in my part of the US, either. We do used the verb with a similar meaning, e.g.: There were eighteen or twenty of us squashed into that elevator. It has the same meaning, in this context, as crammed.My teacher tells me the expression "what a squash" can be used to mean a place is crowded, but is it idiomatic?