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buggy whip

A type of whip formerly used by drivers of horse-drawn carriages. The phrase is often used to emphasize that something is outdated (much like the buggy whip itself). I'm sorry, Grandma, but shag carpeting has definitely gone the way of the buggy whip.
See also: buggy, whip

drive (someone) buggy

1. To upset, irritate, or annoy someone to the point of distraction. It drives me buggy seeing all these people just staring at their phones all day long. Would you stop shouting, you're driving me buggy!
2. To cause someone to become unhinged, insane, or mentally unstable. All that pressure finally drove Steve buggy in the end. You kids are going to drive me buggy one of these days with all of your arguing.
See also: buggy, drive

go the way of the dodo

To become outdated or obsolete. (The "dodo" is an extinct bird.) The prevalence of cell phones today has caused landlines to go the way of the dodo.
See also: dodo, go, of, way

go the way of the horse and buggy

To become outdated or obsolete (like traveling by horse and carriage). The prevalence of cell phones today has caused landlines to go the way of the horse and buggy in most homes. Handwritten letters have gone the way of the horse and buggy, which I think is a terrible shame.
See also: and, buggy, go, horse, of, way

horse and buggy

A horse-drawn carriage. The phrase is often used to emphasize that something is outdated (much like the horse and buggy itself). I'm sorry, Grandma, but shag carpeting has definitely gone the way of the horse and buggy.
See also: and, buggy, horse

punch buggy

A game in which participants try to be the first to punch the others and say, "Punch buggy!" upon seeing a Volkswagen Beetle (known colloquially as a "Bug"). A: "Punch buggy!" B: "Ouch! I don't see one anywhere!"
See also: buggy, punch

struggle buggy

1. dated slang One's car when used as a place for sexual activity. Primarily heard in US. The spot is a favorite location of young lovers looking to park their struggle buggies for a late-night romp. I knew he was just trying to tempt me into the backseat of his struggle buggy, but he was so handsome that I couldn't say no!
2. old-fashioned slang A car that is especially old and in poor condition—that is, one that struggles to run properly. Sometimes hyphenated. Primarily heard in US. I can't believe you drove down the entire West Coast in that old struggle buggy—it's a miracle you even made it! I'm finally trading in my struggle-buggy for a newer model.
See also: buggy, struggle

thanks for the buggy ride

old-fashioned Thank you for the good times. Used when ending a romantic relationship. "Buggy ride" is possibly a euphemism for sexual relations. A: "I just think it's best that we start seeing other people." B: "Well, thanks for the buggy ride, I guess."
See also: buggy, ride, thanks
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

go the way of the dodo

 and go the way of the horse and buggy
Fig. to become extinct; to become obsolete. The floppy disc has gone the way of the horse and buggy.
See also: dodo, go, of, way

horse and buggy

 and horse and carriage; buggy whip
Fig. a carriage pulled by a horse, as opposed to a modern automobile; the horse was urged on with a whip. (A symbol of old-fashionedness or out-of-dateness. Particularly with go out with, as in the examples.) That kind of clothing went out with the horse and buggy. I thought suspenders went out with the horse and carriage, but I see them everywhere now.
See also: and, buggy, horse
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

thanks for the buggy ride

used as a way of thanking someone for their help. North American dated
A buggy was a light horse-drawn vehicle for one or two people.
See also: buggy, ride, thanks
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

buggy

(ˈbəgi)
n. an automobile. Other than a dent in the front bumper, this buggy is in A-1 condition.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

struggle buggy

The backseat of a car. This early- and mid-20th-century expression described an auto whose young owner tried to seduce unwilling young women into its backseat for a little (one of the euphemisms for the activity was “backseat boogie”). As the sophomoric joke went, “I call my car the Mayflower because so many Puritans came across in it.”
See also: buggy, struggle
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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The buggy was released, I look up and all I see hurtling down the escalator is runaway baby with cinnamon swirl snapped in half."
Gallagher's buggy features the personalised number plate JEDI 1 - a nod to his love of Star Wars - and is covered in Oasis stickers.
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He said his buggy is also hired for birthday functions and for the arrival of pilgrims.
Two-year-old Buggy, who had been left to die in a field in Hillam, North Yorks, received round-the-clock emergency treatment at a York clinic, where it became clear he was terrified of humans.
Critique: An inherently fascinating and consistently entertaining read from cover to cover, "Stories of Yesteryear: Horse and Buggy Days" will prove to be an enduringly popular and welcome addition to personal reading lists and community library collections.
The saloon car driven by a 49-year-old Cyprus resident was travelling towards Ayia Napa when a beach buggy coming from the opposite direction in the wrong lane collided with the left side of the car.
Buggy also won the 35-plus singles at the world championships in 2009 in Portland, Ore.
Zahid Hameed a groom said My family is very much interested in hiring a buggy on my wedding day especially my sister.
I will always be a wheelchair user, their child will not always be a buggy user, therefore I would kindly ask them to think before they refuse a reasonable request.
Rashid Khan a groom said My family is very much interested to hire a buggy on my wedding day especially my sister as I am the only brother of her she wants to see me on decorated buggy on my wedding day.