Rubber-Chicken Dinner

Meaning of Idiom ‘Rubber Chicken Dinner’ Also: Rubber-chicken circuit Rubber-chicken dinner is a term used to describe the kind of unappetizing mass-produced food typically served at banquets. It is specifically associated with the kind of formal banquet dinners given by politicians for fund-raising but also describes the kind of dinners that public figures, CEO’s, and academic administrators … Read more

Rubber Check

Meaning of Idiom ‘Rubber Check’ A rubber check is a check drawn on a bank account lacking sufficient funds to pay it. A rubber check will be a bounced check. Examples Of Use “If you keep writing rubber checks you’re going to get in trouble.” “Only accept cash from Mr. Rogers. He’s known to write rubber checks.” Origin … 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