bumper-to-bumper bumper-to-bumper

Definition(s):

  • (adj) used of traffic

Usage(s):

  1. IT was a bumper-to-bumper year in Detroit.
  2. They would scramble for tickets, take long drives in bumper-to-bumper traffic, get cold, wet feet, have too many drinks and get that tired feeling on Mondays.

News

  • Newtown victim's sister turns gun control 'accidental activist'

    By Edith Honan (Reuters) - Jillian Soto was stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on a New England highway when she learned over Facebook that her older sister Vicky, a first-grade teacher in Newtown, Connecticut, had died in a shooting. In the six months since, Soto said she has become an accidental activist for gun control measures, like expanded background checks in gun purchases, and a ban on ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. As the Washington Times's Arnaud de Borchgrave wrote back in October 2007: "Watching them drive by at 30 miles per hour, would take 75 days. Bumper-to-bumper, they would stretch from New York City to Denver. That's how US Air Force logistical expert...
    on Nov 20, 2008 By: Arnaud de Borchgrave Source: Middle East Online

  2. "The car, you can actually lean on each other and really make bumper-to-bumper contact on the straightaways," Johnson added. "And it's like a short track at 190 mph."
    on Jul 13, 2009 By: Jimmie Johnson Source: FOXSports.com

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