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spare tire

1. A layer of excess fat around one's midsection. I think I need to lay off the junk food, because this spare tire of mine is getting a bit out of hand.
2. An unhelpful, unnecessary, unproductive, or unwanted person in a group. There are a few spare tires on this project who are really holding back our progress. Every since John's girlfriend started hanging out with us, it's left me feeling like a spare tire.
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spare tire

 
1. a thickness in the waist; a roll of fat around one's waist. I've got to get rid of this spare tire. The spare tire started when I was twenty-six.
2. an unneeded person; an unproductive person. Gary is a spare tire. Send him home. You spare tires over there! Get to work.
See also: spare, tire

spare tire

Fat around one's middle, as in He's determined to lose ten pounds and that spare tire he's acquired. This expression transfers the term for an extra tire carried in cars in case of a flat tire to excess fat around the waist. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]
See also: spare, tire

spare tire

1. n. a thickness in the waist; a roll of fat around one’s waist. The spare tire started when I was twenty-six.
2. n. an unneeded person; an unproductive person. Gary is a spare tire. Send him home.
See also: spare, tire
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Combined with prolonged exposure to salt used on roads in cold areas, the lack of coating could accelerate corrosion of the plate, causing it to "break and result in detachment of the spare tire from the vehicle," it said.
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The design takes some of the space occupied by a storage tray now in the trunk, but allows access for, and to, the spare tire.
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said Friday it will recall a total of 740,000 Sienna minivans that have been sold or operated in cold-weather areas in the United States and Canada to address potential corrosion in the spare tire carrier cable.
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The gun, stolen during a burglary earlier this month, was found in the spare tire well in the trunk, officials said.
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