bumper-to-bumper


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bumper to bumper

Very close together. Typically said of traffic that is moving very slowly or not at all. The cars on the highway are bumper to bumper right now—there's no way we'll get there on time.
See also: bumper

bumper-to-bumper

1 very close together, as cars in a traffic jam. 2 (chiefly of an insurance policy) comprehensive; all-inclusive.
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The repairs on your "new" defective vehicle should be covered under your manufacturer's warranty, which is typically bumper-to-bumper coverage.
There were bumper-to-bumper queues on roads in the south-west, and traffic was also heavy on the M25 round London as families made for the coast.
Further north, cars stretched bumper-to-bumper for miles as 30,000 people were evacuated from Flagler County.
Then we would smugly jump into our cars, drive onto highways, and sit in bumper-to-bumper traffic.
The new model will go bumper-to-bumper with Chrysler's Jeep Grand Cherokee and the Explorer, not Britain's $40,000-plus Range Rover.
The new 5-year bumper-to-bumper warranty represents the best warranty in the industry at no additional cost to Getac customers.
The Traffic Management Center said on Twitter that the accident, on Safra highway toward Jbeil, caused bumper-to-bumper traffic.
The company's newest car insurance product, their bumper-to-bumper policy is designed to provide owners of newer vehicles the best car warranty to consolidate their overall repair costs considerably during the lifetime ownership of the vehicle.
MOTORISTS buying a secondhand car could have it covered with a bumper-to-bumper guarantee until the year 2016.
MOTORISTS buying a second-hand car from next month could have it covered with a bumper-to-bumper guarantee until the year 2016.
General Motors Corporation (GM) (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, is introducing a new 12-month/12,000 mile bumper-to-bumper warranty for all GM Certified and Saturn Certified used vehicles.
Standing alongside the San Diego Freeway, crawling with bumper-to-bumper traffic, the Republican governor praised the bipartisan effort, which he hopes to replicate as he undertakes a multibillion-dollar effort to rebuild California's transportation system.
It dawned on me that this massive chase on skates was akin to driving the Los Angeles freeways, where the bumper-to-bumper traffic moves at 70 miles per hour; riding your brakes is more dangerous than keeping pace.
Traffic is bumper-to-bumper most days with tailbacks of up to half a mile at rush hour.
Shoppers at Dover queued bumper-to-bumper yesterday, undaunted by ferry operators' warnings they may face a choppy crossing.