Idioms and Phrases with Meanings and Example: Lesson 12

source: Helena Daily English     2017年4月13日
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Some American idioms
1. Fender bender means: A car accident that causes minimal damage, usually only to the front or back bumpers.
2. To barrel out of somewhere means: To leave somewhere very quickly, usually with little attention to your surroundings. Notice that
you may also hear barrel up, barrel down, barrel along, barrel in, etc.
3. To ride someone’s tail means: To follow someone at an uncomfortably close or dangerous distance. Notice that this expression doesn’t necessarily have to be used for driving only.
4. To rubberneck means: To drive slowly past the scene of an accident while turning your neck to see what happened.
5. To speed up means: To accelerate.