burn rubber

burn rubber
tv. to run a car engine so fast that one spins the tires so that rubber is eft on the street. (See also lay (some) rubber.)
Man, this hog can really burn rubber.
When George was at the age when the greatest thrill was burning rubber, he began to shave once a week.

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  • burn rubber — spoken phrase in a car, to accelerate so fast that the wheels spin and smoke comes off the tyres Thesaurus: to drive, or to operate a vehiclehyponym Main entry: burn * * * burn (or lay) rubber …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn rubber — If you burn rubber, you drive very fast to get somewhere …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • burn rubber — ► burn rubber informal drive very quickly. Main Entry: ↑burn …   English terms dictionary

  • burn rubber — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To start up a car or a motorcycle from dead stop so fast that the tires leave a mark on the road. * /The neighborhood drag racers burned a lot of rubber look at the marks on the road!/ 2. To leave in a hurry. * /I guess I am …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burn rubber — {v. phr.}, {slang} 1. To start up a car or a motorcycle from dead stop so fast that the tires leave a mark on the road. * /The neighborhood drag racers burned a lot of rubber look at the marks on the road!/ 2. To leave in a hurry. * /I guess I am …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burn\ rubber — v. phr. slang 1. To start up a car or a motorcycle from dead stop so fast that the tires leave a mark on the road. The neighborhood drag racers burned a lot of rubber look at the marks on the road! 2. To leave in a hurry. I guess I am going to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • burn rubber — vp To screech your tires pulling out. That car is so powerful it can burn rubber in second gear. 1950s …   Historical dictionary of American slang

  • Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) — Single infobox Name = Burn Rubber on Me (Why You Wanna Hurt Me) Artist = The Gap Band from Album = The Gap Band III B side = Released = 1980 Recorded = 1980 Genre = Funk Length = 5:16 (album version) Label = Mercury Records Writer = Charlie… …   Wikipedia

  • burn rubber — verb To accelerate so rapidly from standstill that it leaves a mark of burnt rubber on the road from the tire. Syn: lay rubber, peel rubber …   Wiktionary

  • burn rubber — The action of rapid acceleration where the wheels make rapid rotation, but there is only very little momentum. As a result, the driving wheels leave some rubber behind on the pavement. Also see peel rubber …   Dictionary of automotive terms

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