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  • s  used of traffic
    bumper-to-bumper traffic

  • Last week, under the bumper-to-bumper weight of cars, gravel trucks, and semitrailers, the "Silver Bridge" collapsed, carrying perhaps as many as 100 people to their deaths in .
  • IT was a bumper-to-bumper year in Detroit.
  • A bleary dusk is descending on Beijing's Haidian district, and four lanes of taxis, fume-belching diesel trucks and the occasional horse-drawn cart are snarled in bumper-to-bumper .
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  • 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 ...
    June 14, 2013 - Reuters via Yahoo! News

  • Arnaud de Borchgrave in Middle East Online
    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...
  • Jimmie Johnson in FOXSports.com
    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."

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