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panda car

A police car. Primarily heard in UK. Slow down, there's a panda car up ahead!
See also: car

wrap one's car around something

to drive one's car into something at fairly high speed. She wrapped her car around a light pole. If he hadn't wrapped his car around a tree, he'd be here with us tonight.
See also: around, car, wrap

wrap one’s car around something

tv. to drive one’s car into something at fairly high speed. She wrapped her car around a light pole.
See also: around, car, something, wrap
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Now the highly paid specialist who conveys the Lake Shore and Michigan Southern Limited from Chicago to Elkhart is something of an autocrat, and he does not approve of being told how to back up to a car.
The rather too inclusive speech brought down a torrent of vituperation from other quarters upon fair Tess's unlucky head, particularly from the Queen of Diamonds, who having stood in the relations to d'Urberville that Car had also been suspected of, united with the latter against the common enemy.
Bert leapt lightly into a sitting position on the edge of the car.
The second detective was assisted to clamber up into the car.
The car passed on again and suddenly dropped into a little protected valley.
Mary's, which is at the very point where our car was awaiting us.
One after the other, like spurred steeds, the cars leaped into the blackness, took the curve of the driveway, and were gone.
But he, strong man and hearty, used to such work, weary with the hard day and with a pleasant picture of the bright little flat waiting him a dozen blocks away when the job was done, spoke cheerfully, confidently, saying that he'd have them out in a jiffy, as he stooped and crawled under the car on hands and knees.
The car started with a great clanging of its gong, and, as Jimmy's gang drove off the last assailants, they, too, jumped off to finish the job.
And his charioteer, strong Iolaus, standing upon the car, guided the curved chariot.
As I sit at my window this summer afternoon, hawks are circling about my clearing; the tantivy of wild pigeons, flying by two and threes athwart my view, or perching restless on the white pine boughs behind my house, gives a voice to the air; a fish hawk dimples the glassy surface of the pond and brings up a fish; a mink steals out of the marsh before my door and seizes a frog by the shore; the sedge is bending under the weight of the reed-birds flitting hither and thither; and for the last half-hour I have heard the rattle of railroad cars, now dying away and then reviving like the beat of a partridge, conveying travellers from Boston to the country.
Then the car behind them drew up, and the voice of Charles was heard saying: "Get out the women at once.
The gong whirred, and the Glaring-at-Gotham car moved majestically upon its instructive tour.
Give this," he said, "to any man you can find who will go across there and bring me a car - the most powerful they've got, if there's any difference.
The mother of three said that if her offspring did not go right along to the end of the car and look at the pretty trees trouble must infallibly ensue.