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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

cruising for a bruising

slang Acting in a way that is likely to cause trouble. Oh, you're cruising for a bruising, talking to me like that!
See also: bruise, cruise

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

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

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: 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


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

time to cruise

n. Time to leave. Time to cruise. We’re gone.
See also: cruise, time
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