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wiki-masthead.jpgRoad Trip Phrases
When you go on a Road Trip, it's important to know the phrases that might come up in a conversation or in a situation. Study the set below and add in any new phrases that you think are important for Road Trips. See the instructions below. (Click here for vocabulary & expressions)

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Common Phrases Index
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bend in the road * broke down * fork in the road * pedal to the metal * pace yourself * packed in * rubber hits the road *




Bend in the Road

  • Pronunciation:speaker3.gif
  • Definition:
    • (noun) an area of road that curves in a circular pattern.
  • Examples:



Broke Down
  • Pronunciation:speaker3.gif
  • Definition:
    • (adj) when something stops working and is now useless
    • (verb) to stop working
  • Examples:
    • That broke down car has been in the garage for weeks.
    • The bus broke down in the middle of nowhere.Return to the Index



Fork in the Road
  • Pronunciation:speaker3.gif
  • Definition:
    • (noun) an area of the road which ends and you are forced to choose one of two directions to go to.
  • Examples:
    • We came to a fork in the road, so we choose to go right.
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Pedal to the Metal
  • Pronunciation:speaker3.gif
  • Definition:
    • a way of saying "let's go fast". Origin from truck drivers referring to pressing the gas pedal down to the metal floorboard of the cab
  • Examples:
    • We were so late, I told him to put the pedal to the medal.
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Pace Yourself
  • Pronunciation:speaker3.gif
  • Definition:
    • instead of rushing, to go at a reasonable speed.
  • Examples:
    • This is going to be a long trip, pace yourself.
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Packed In
  • Pronunciation:speaker3.gif
  • Definition:
    • To be really crowded and squished in.
  • Examples:
    • The kids were packed in so tight they could barely move.
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Rubber Hits the Road

  • Pronunciation:speaker3.gif
  • Definition:
    • this means when someone finally gets moving on the road (refers to rubber tires hitting the road)
  • Examples:
    • I can't wait till springbreak when the rubber hits the road!!
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