nose to tail

nose to tail
nose to tail
(esp of vehicles in a queue) closely following one another
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Main Entry:nose

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nose to tail british phrase
if cars are nose to tail, they are moving slowly in a long line with not much space between them
Thesaurus: traffic movements and traffic jamshyponym
Main entry: nose

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(of vehicles) moving or standing close behind one another, esp. in heavy traffic

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ˌnose to ˈtail idiom
(BrE) if cars, etc. are nose to tail, they are moving slowly in a long line with little space between them
Main entry:noseidiom

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  • nose to tail — ► nose to tail (of vehicles) moving or standing close behind one another. Main Entry: ↑nose …   English terms dictionary

  • nose to tail — British if cars that are moving are nose to tail, they are very close to each other, one behind the other. Traffic is nose to tail on the east bound section of the M62 …   New idioms dictionary

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  • nose to tail — Brit. (of vehicles) moving or standing close behind one another. → nose …   English new terms dictionary

  • nose to tail — 1. adjective (of traffic) Close to each other, one behind the other 2. adverb (of traffic) Moving slowly in this manner Syn: bumper to bumper …   Wiktionary

  • nose-to-tail — A driving mode in rush hour traffic. Also called bumper to bumper …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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  • nose — nose1 W2S2 [nəuz US nouz] n ↑ear, ↑nose, ↑tooth, ↑eye ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(on your face)¦ 2 (right) under somebody s nose 3 stick/poke your nose into something 4 keep your nose out (of something) 5 turn your nose up (at something) 6 with your nose in the… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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