bucket of bolts

bucket of bolts

A piece of machinery, typically an automobile, that is extremely old and/or in total disrepair. I can't sell this old bucket of bolts!
See also: bolt, bucket, of

bucket of bolts

n. a machine, such as a car or a motorcycle, that is old, run-down, or worn-out. My old bucket of bolts wouldn’t start this morning.
See also: bolt, bucket, of
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Aircraft include B-29 Superfortress Fifi, P-51 Mustang Man o' War, C-45 Expeditor Bucket of Bolts, and a T-6 Texan (Navy SNJ).
But finally, after months of ignoring my entreaties to start the process of unloading the old bucket of bolts, he said yes.
You know, the rusted bucket of bolts full of busted up kitchen appliances, copper pipe, and yard trash.
The wheezing bucket of bolts somehow managed to deliver the couple to the Trocadero nightclub, and their romance was off and running.
The fact that a wealthy Hollywood star drives a16-year-old bucket of bolts named after a horse race or the fact that he admits carrying a a loaded 9mm Glock handgun and a .
We were knocked about like a bucket of bolts as we passed through heavy turbulence.
Which is to say, Is there any real difference between a bucket of bolts and a schnauzer?
A building program is not a commodity, the same as buying a bucket of bolts.
When Prime Minister Borden's dread-noughts were sunk in the Senate, Premier Richard McBride of British Columbia became very nervous about the defence of the west coast which was assigned to a hand-me-down bucket of bolts called Rainbow.
It labors day and night processing everything it is given, only to be portrayed by its human counterparts as a "stubborn, incompetent bucket of bolts.