bumper-to-bumper
adjective Date: 1938 marked by long closed lines of cars

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bumper-to-bumper — vehicles that are bumper to bumper are in a line one after another and are moving very slowly or stopped. We were caught in bumper to bumper traffic for over an hour. (always before noun) …   New idioms dictionary

  • bumper-to-bumper — umper to bumper adj. moving slowly with little space between; used of road traffic. bumper to bumper traffic Syn: crawling. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bumper-to-bumper — adjective, adverb in a long line of vehicles that are close together and moving very slowly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bumper-to-bumper — [bump′ərtə bum′pər] adj. of or having a long line of cars very close together on a road and, often, moving slowly …   English World dictionary

  • bumper-to-bumper — adjective used of traffic bumper to bumper traffic • Similar to: ↑slow * * * /bum peuhr teuh bum peuhr/, adj. 1. marked by a long line of cars moving slowly or with many stops and starts, one behind the other: bumper to bumper traffic. 2.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bumper to Bumper — Infobox Album | Name = Stroke 9 Album = Bumper To Bumper Type = Album Artist = Stroke 9 Released = 1995 Genre = Alternative Rock Last album = Boy Meets Girl (1993) This album = Bumper To Bumper (1995) Next album = Nasty Little Thoughts (1999)… …   Wikipedia

  • bumper-to-bumper — /bum peuhr teuh bum peuhr/, adj. 1. marked by a long line of cars moving slowly or with many stops and starts, one behind the other: bumper to bumper traffic. 2. Informal. following one another in profusion: bumper to bumper worries. [1935 40] *… …   Universalium

  • bumper to bumper — having almost no space between cars and moving very slowly. Traffic is bumper to bumper from the Midtown Tunnel all that way out to exit 17 on the Turnpike …   New idioms dictionary

  • bumper-to-bumper — bump′er to bump′er adj. cvb marked by a long line of cars moving slowly or with many stops and starts, one behind the other: bumper to bumper traffic[/ex] • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • bumper-to-bumper — adj. Bumper to bumper is used with these nouns: ↑traffic …   Collocations dictionary

  • bumper to bumper — a lane of vehicles with the bumpers nearly touching    Traffic on Memorial Drive was bumper to bumper at 4:30 today …   English idioms

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