third wheel


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third wheel

Someone who has no real place or purpose in a situation, likened to a superfluous extra wheel on a two-wheeled vehicle. When Kelly invited me to go to the movies, I didn't know that her boyfriend would be joining us. I felt like a third wheel the entire night.
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third wheel

n. an extra person; a person who gets in the way. (see also spare tire.) Well, let’s face it. We don’t need you. You are a third wheel.
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She might form new ties, and then I should be a third wheel in the coach.
However, there is a third way for the third wheel, and I've just discovered it.
I think anyone would have felt like the third wheel that week," he said.
I think anyone would have felt like the third wheel that week," recalled the 32-year-old, who played with Woods and Phil Mickelson at Torrey Pines, with Woods going on to win his 14th and most recent Major title.
These statistics might show that relationships with a proverbial third wheel have more spice, provide an extra dimension from which to view the world and a support system that I'm sure most men would welcome into their home.
Comparing the people's representatives at various levels as three wheels of an auto-rickshaw, Sibal said that the Congress party has MLAs and MPs as two wheels, while the third wheel in terms of Corporators should also be of the same party.
For those who love the thrill of riding electric scooters, the third wheel and larger motor adds to the fun.
Whenever I hang out with them, I feel like a third wheel.
Another feature is abrasive belt oscillation via a third wheel added between the contact wheel and drive pulley.
Among the stand-outs: Lori Barber, embodying a bass fiddle brought slinkily to life in ``Harlem Nocturn'' and playing a heartbroken third wheel in ``Blues in the Night.
Coiner further explores the relationship between sexuality and performance in Third Wheel, a dark comedy in which three characters--a lanky cowboy (Craig Peterson), a manic good-time guy (James Taylor), and a coquette (Phillips)--vie for each other's attention.
Tyrone Nesby provided an acrobatic 22 points for the Clippers, with third wheel Glen Rice dropping in 19 for the Lakers.
Davin Speed - Speed, Davin's first non-spinning performance wheel, is revamped with the addition of a third wheel color.
No disrespect meant to Dolly Parton, but jettisoning the third wheel of their Trio supergroup has freed Harris and Ronstadt to explore more adventurous notions of what Emmylou's mentor, Gram Parsons, called cosmic American music.
Flanagan makes Annie a perfect third wheel, always wary of her husband's shenanigans (she worries more about Michael's than shrewd Jackie's fate should they get busted), yet avaricious enough to happily help them along.
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