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go play in (the) traffic

Go away and leave me alone! What you are doing or saying is really irritating! Jenny: "The experiment might work better if you actually knew what you were supposed to be mixing together." Steve: "You know what, Jenny? Why don't you go play in traffic?"
See also: play, traffic

stuck in traffic

to be caught in a traffic jam. I am sorry I am late. I was stuck in traffic. Our taxi was stuck in traffic and I thought I would never get to the airport on time.
See also: stuck, traffic

Take a long walk off a short pier.

 and Go play in the traffic.
Inf. Get out of here!; Go do something that will get you permanently out of here! Get out of here! Take a long walk off a short pier! You bother me. Go play in the traffic.
See also: long, off, pier, short, take, walk

tie traffic up

Fig. to cause road traffic to stop. If you tie traffic up for too long, you'll get a traffic ticket. Please don't stop on the roadway. It'll tie up traffic.
See also: tie, traffic, up

traffic in something

to deal in something; to trade in something, usually something illegal. Max had been trafficking in guns for years before they caught him. The president of the country was trafficking in drugs for years.
See also: traffic

traffic jam

vehicle traffic that is so heavy and slow that it can no longer move. Going to the airport, we got stuck in a traffic jam for nearly and hour and missed our plane.
See also: jam, traffic

traffic in

v.
To engage in the buying and selling of some illegal or improper product or commodity: The police arrested the criminals who trafficked in stolen diamonds.
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References in classic literature ?
Though our route is in no sense a populated one, there is a steady trickle of traffic this way along.
But traffic at the worst gridlock sites, like Brand Boulevard and Broadway or the Interstate 5 off-ramp at Colorado Street on weekends, can't be remedied, the report says.
The same day, the WHO and the World Bank released the World Report on Road Traffic Injury Prevention, an exhaustive examination of the global problem and potential solutions, culminating in call for action at both the national and international levels.
By intelligently distributing SIP traffic among multiple SIP proxy servers, BIG-IP enhances the performance and availability of dynamicsoft's solution, providing carrier-class uptime (99.
ATM-based DSLAMs segment all traffic into homogenous 53-byte cells.
We can't just build more and more roads, so basically we have to try to use the existing capacity more efficiently," says Peter Molnar, a traffic scientist at Clark Atlanta (Ga.
Effective traffic enforcement depends on the allocation of sufficient staff and resources.
NASDAQ: TRFC), the leading provider of personalized traffic information for drivers coast-to-coast, today announced an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) that provides for the installation of digital roadside traffic sensors along expressways in the Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan areas.
The Home Depot opened last week, and a Trader Joe's and Wal-Mart are on their way, joining a whole block of new stores to create a popular retail powerhouse - and a traffic nightmare.
Packet Design has enhanced its Traffic Explorer IP traffic-analysis system with the ability to monitor and analyze traffic by specific applications and classes of service (CoS) on all links in the network, giving network managers unprecedented detail for troubleshooting problems and engineering their networks for maximum efficiency.
The critical issue that has emerged is whether the 10-year-old environmental impact report approved by Ventura County supervisors is out of date because traffic on the Ventura Freeway has increased by up to 8 percent more than predicted in 1992 - or by more than 13,000 cars a day on the busiest stretches.
Clear Channel will deliver enhanced real-time traffic information via its Total Traffic Network in U.
Without a single, all-encompassing regulatory agency, there's no way to determine how much traffic school business goes to online companies.
the leading provider of traffic information in the United States, today announced immediate real-time traffic speed and flow data availability for nearly 50,000 miles covering 92 U.
Traffic engineers on Tuesday unveiled Santa Clarita's new $2.