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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.
See also: hog, road

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]
See also: hog, road

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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Boy racers, Sunday drivers, sales reps, taxi drivers, cyclists and drivers of Porsches, Land Rovers and Volkswagens, road hogs all, says White Van Man.
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.
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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.
Less than a year ago, Scott MacAlister was patiently teaching clutch control and parallel parking to would-be road hogs.
ROAD hogs who drove at 92mph side-by-side on a single carriageway were banned from driving yesterday.
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As far as I'm concerned, the sooner we tackle these road hogs the better.
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Instead, road hogs will watch in horror as their points mount towards automatic disqualification.
The pigs were snorting, my pals were snorting and the farmer even put the welly boot in with some joke about road hogs.