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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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Eliminating spare tyres from all vehicles would help save resources by reducing the approximately 59 million spare tyres annually.
Additional CO2 emissions can be reduced by the elimination of wheels for the spare tyres.
Check your spare tyre as regularly as possible to ensure it is in good working order and is inflated to the correct pressure.
Also, ensure that you have safely stored all of your spare tyre changing kit in a secure part of the boot, within easy reach and easily accessible day or night.
Slapping a heavy penalty on those parents who persist in giving their kids junk food wouldn't only help halt the obesity epidemic, but would leave them less spare cash to feed into their wee porkers' spare tyres.
A thief with a penchant for spare tyres has been targeting Citroen cars in Coventry.
Spare tyres were found to be in even worse condiition - 13pc had below the legal minimum tread, 34pc were damaged and 66pc were wrongly inflated.
Police believe a serial thief could be at work after ten cars had their spare tyres stolen in the past two days.
With two or three spare tyres on her well made frame the brassy TV presenter has the musical shape of the double bass.
SUPERMODEL Heidi Klum proves she has no spare tyres in next year's Pirelli calendar - by posing in just a sun hat.
Spare tyres were found to be in an even worse condition - 13 per cent had below the legal minimum tread, 34 per cent were damaged and 66 per cent were wrongly inflated.
An adaptor also allows the Euro Classic to be secured on 4x4s with rear wheel mounted spare tyres.
The driver of the Transit van, 50, which was carrying spare tyres, was taken to hospital with serious back and head injuries.
A spokesman for St John Ambulance said spare tyres are not fitted because of a lack of space.
Only problem was the mechanics kept volunteering to look for the spare tyres.