road hog

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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]
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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
References in classic literature ?
You needn't be a road-hog because you're a Rube," said the chauffeur.
1984-85) presents and cycles a 30-trip daily to his fronting a news Vine, who also hosts a daily Radio Two show, now exposes the road-hogs of central London by posting pictures and video links on Twitter.
Alarmed at the danger each morning and afternoon, a group of mothers had collected 290 names for a petition for Middlesbrough MP Stuart Bell to crack down on the road-hogs.
It has been set up to curb the behaviour of road-hogs in Bowes Street, Blyth, who use the access-only route as a short-cut through the town or a convenient parking spot for shopping trips.
Cutting drivers up, road-hogs and the snails were other major complaints.