air-bags

air bags

1. Protective devices in a car that inflate upon significant impact. It was a very minor accident, Mom—it didn't set off the air bags or anything.
2. The lungs. I need to get some of that fresh mountain air into my air bags from time to time.
See also: air, bag

air-bags

n. the lungs. Fill those air-bags with good Colorado air!
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But insurance firms are threatening to revoke the policy of drivers who turn off their air-bags.
Some air-bags include switches so they can be de-activated easily.
Marjorie Hooper, chairman of pressure group Tinnitus Action, said: "Tinnitus sufferers can be desperate enough to turn the air-bags off.
And any ear-piercing sound such as an air-bag inflating can make the problem permanently worse.