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(it's) time to cruise

It is time to leave. Time to cruise, Tom. We don't want to miss our flight. Once people started getting so drunk that they were falling over themselves, I knew that it was about time to cruise.
See also: cruise, time, to

cruise around in (something)

To travel in a particular vehicle, often casually or aimlessly. When I was a teenager, my friends and I would just cruise around in my car on a Friday night and listen to music.
See also: around, cruise

cruise by

1. To overtake or pass someone or something with ease. In this usage, "cruise by" is typically followed by a noun or pronoun. We've lost so many games lately that two other teams have cruised by us in the standings.
2. To pass or happen quickly or rapidly. Now that graduation is approaching, it feels like four years of college just cruised by.
3. To visit someone for a short period of time, often with no advance notice. I didn't get to talk to Heather for very long because she just cruised by on her way to work.
See also: by, cruise

cruise through (something)

1. To travel quickly through some thing or place. Cruising through the city at night is one of my favorite things to do.
2. To do or achieve something with ease. I only cruised through the exam because I studied so hard in the days leading up to it.
3. To read something in a short amount of time. Here's your book back—I cruised through it in one day.
See also: cruise, through

cruising for a bruising

slang Acting in a way that is likely to result in punishment or harm. Often shortened colloquially as "cruisin' for a bruisin'." Oh, you're cruising for a bruising if you keep talking to me like that! Did you hear the way he insulted the boss during our meeting? He's really cruisin' for a bruisin'.
See also: bruise, cruise, for
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cruise around in something

to drive or ride around in something. Would you like to cruise around in a car like that? They really liked cruising around in the motorboat.
See also: around, cruise

cruising for a bruising

 and cruisin' for a bruisin'
Sl. asking for trouble. You are cruising for a bruising, you know that? Who's cruisin' for a bruisin'?
See also: bruise, cruise, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cruising for a bruising

heading or looking for trouble. informal, chiefly North American
1998 Times The problem…is the unrealistic value of the Hong Kong dollar…it has been cruising for a bruising for most of last year.
See also: bruise, cruise, for
Farlex Partner Idioms Dictionary © Farlex 2017

cruise by

1. To pass quickly, as of a moving object or an interval of time: The vacation cruised by, and when I returned to work, it seemed as though I had never left.
2. To pass someone or something quickly and easily: The second-place car cruised by the leader on the final lap.
3. To visit briefly, often unexpectedly: My friend cruised by for a cup of coffee. I cruised by the office to pick up my briefcase.
See also: by, cruise

cruise through

1. To move rapidly through something or some place: The motorcycle cruised through the tunnel.
2. To accomplish or proceed with something swiftly or energetically: We cruised through the project and went home early.
3. To read something quickly and easily: I cruised through the chapter because I was already familiar with the subject.
See also: cruise, through
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.


1. in. to travel at top speed. This old caddy can really cruise.
2. in. to drive around looking for friends or social activity. We went out cruising but didn’t see anybody.
3. tv. to pursue a member of the opposite sex. Tom was cruising Tiffany, but she got rid of him.
4. in. to move on; to leave. Time to cruise. Monty Python’s on in ten minutes.
5. in. to move through life at a comfortable pace. I’m cruising just the way I want now.
6. tv. to pass a course easily. I’m gonna cruise that math course.

cruising for a bruising

and cruisin’ for a bruisin’
in. asking for trouble. You are cruising for a bruising, you know that?
See also: bruise, cruise, for

time to cruise

n. Time to leave. Time to cruise. We’re gone.
See also: cruise, time, to
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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