spare tyre


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spare tyre

1. A layer of excess fat around one's midsection. Primarily heard in UK. I think I need to lay off the lager, because this spare tyre of mine is getting a bit out of hand.
2. An unhelpful, unnecessary, unproductive, or unwanted person in a group. Primarily heard in UK. There are a few spare tyres on this project who are really holding back our progress. Ever since John's girlfriend started hanging out with us, it's left me feeling like a spare tyre.
See also: spare, tyre
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According to Bridgestone, while there are various ways to eliminate spare tyres the company believes that run-flat tyres are the best way of eliminating spare tyres because of significant advantages offered by them, including:
They wrenched the spare tyre from the Ford Transit vehicle while it was parked outside the hospice in the grounds of the town's George Eliot Hospital.
The 1 Series is the first volume car to be fitted with runflat tyres as standard - as opposed to being optional equipment - and without any provision for a spare tyre.
One thing I'm not sure about, however, is whether the condition of the spare tyre is checked.
Tenders are invited for Supply of Spares Tyres F 90 Fenner Spare Tyre F 120 And Fenner Spare Tyre F 140
This is the cause of receding hairlines, diminishing biceps (didn't know I had any) and the spare tyre round the tummy.
The automaker is recalling the vehicles to fix a rust problem that could allow the spare tyre to fall from under the vehicle.
The driver was looking for a spare tyre in his boot when he looked over his shoulder to see a red Scania lorry heading towards him.
Ackers, of Melling Road, Aintree, drove with Cavendish to a rural district where officers discovered 30kg of cocaine with a possible street value of over pounds 60,000 hidden in a spare tyre.
Three leading UK charities are launching a new Active Fat campaign to raise awareness of the dangers, after it was seen that most people do not realise that their spare tyre puts them at increased risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease.
Monetary policy committee member Adam Posen said: "The financial system does not seem to have a spare tyre for the provision of capital to non-financial businesses when the banking system has popped a leak.
A quarter of motorists said they hadn't had their spare tyre repaired or replaced since their last puncture.
Check the tyre pressure and make sure your spare tyre is in working order and fully inflated;
Police found 3 kg of amphetamines in three heat sealed plastic packages in the boot under the spare tyre.
While removing the spare tyre, the thieves caused damage - and the van will now be off the road for a day while repairs are carried out.