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road hog

A driver who takes up too much space on the road, making it difficult or impossible for other drivers to pass. Many morning commuters became frustrated at the road hog straddling two lanes.
See also: hog, road

road hog

Fig. someone who drives carelessly and selfishly. Look at that road hog driving in the middle of the road and stopping other drivers from passing him. That road hog nearly knocked the children over. He was driving too fast.
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road hog

A motorist whose vehicle straddles two traffic lanes, as in Stay in your own lane, you road hog! This expression uses hog in the sense of "a greedy or selfish person." [Colloquial; late 1800s]
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a ˈroad hog

(informal, disapproving) a person who drives in a dangerous way without thinking about the safety of other road users
If you hog the road, you drive so that other vehicles cannot pass.
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road hog

n. someone who takes too much space on a road or highway; someone who seems to run other people off the road. Get over! Road hog!
See also: hog, road
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Last year it was just me, the organisers, the Road Hogs and a few tents getting washed away.
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The police need to take more notice of these cyclist road hogs.
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Boy racers, Sunday drivers, sales reps, taxi drivers, cyclists and drivers of Porsches, Land Rovers and Volkswagens, road hogs all, says White Van Man.
The finale of the festival takes place on Sunday May 17 with a sedan chair race in Abbey Fields and the Party in the Park, with premier European BMX aerial display team MAD, the Kenilworth Suzuki Group, Vicky Daniels Dance Display, live music from Lament, the Battle of the Bands winner and Road Hogs, Alexander's Travelling Show and children's sports and family fun.
MIDDLE lane road hogs are the most irritating drivers, RAC pollsters were told, in a survey for National Courtesy Day last week, which possibly explains the escalation in road rage incidents.
While Leos think they are the Kings and Queens of the road - a police escort would suit them very nicely - Aries are road hogs and the safest drivers Taureans.
Andy Dobson helped put together the ten in-car exercises and says: ``They will help keep your stress levels down when faced with anything from road hogs to contraflows.
All I do know is that we failed miserably in our attempts to put up a challenge to one of the country's greatest killers - road hogs.
There may still be an audience for him among the road hogs and boy racers who see speed cameras as an affront to their civil liberties, but these days Jeremy's shtick is about as relevant as a clapped out Cortina.
Thanks to a company in Las Vegas, angry motorists can wave flash cards at offending road hogs who cut them up instead of honking their horns or screaming obscenities.