Mile a Minute, a

Meaning of Idiom ‘A Mile A Minute’ A mile a minute means very fast or rapidly. 1Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms]. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.,2Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010.,3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Examples of Use “My son was so excited about … Read more

Tailgate, to

Also: Ride someone’s bumper Meaning of Idiom ‘Tailgate’ To tailgate means to drive dangerously close behind another car or vehicle on the road. 1Brenner, Gail Abel. Webster’s New World American Idioms Handbook. Wiley, 2003.,2Burke, David. The Slangman Guide to Street Speak 2: the Complete Course in American Slang & Idioms. Slangman Pub., 2016. Usage When a driver is said to … Read more

Stop On A Dime

Meaning of Idiom ‘Stop on a Dime’ To stop on a dime means to stop very quickly or suddenly; to come to a complete and immediate halt. 1Ayto, John. Oxford Dictionary of English Idioms. Oxford: Oxford U, 2010., 2Ammer, Christine. American Heritage Dictionary of Idioms. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013., 3Heacock, Paul. Cambridge Dictionary of American Idioms. Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010. Usage Although … Read more

Burn Rubber (to)

Meaning of Idiom ‘Burn Rubber’ To burn rubber is to drive a vehicle very fast. Examples Of Use “Your appointment starts in fifteen minutes. You’d better burn rubber if you want to get there on time.” “The youth was arrested today after burning rubber all over town — in stolen cars!” “I burned rubber to get … Read more