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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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1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- October is National Plan a Cruise Month and the cruise industry is celebrating by launching #CruiseSmile, a simple and exciting chance to win one of 31 cruise vacations from 23 different cruise lines awarded each day, from October 1 through October 31, 2015.
In 2004, Romance Voyages launched as a luxurious all-gay small cruises company; using intimate boats in exotic locales like the Yangtze River and the Galapagos Islands.
While there are numerous cruise lines offering such voyages, the three main cruise companies are as follows:
Local experts who follow the cruise industry say that while there's been a reduced demand for Miami- and Caribbean-area cruise packages since the Sept.
Cruisin' on the Sea of Love," the 1997 Romance Slam Jam, set sail July 27 on a four-day cruise to the Bahamas on the Carnival ship Fantasy with eight romance writers and their fans on board.
The push by Surcruise and its 14 member ports comes at a time when megaships crowd Caribbean ports, repeat passengers search for new itineraries and cruise lines seek markets to develop.
The only way to find out how great cruises can be is to try one yourself.
The cruise industry is booming C their efforts to revamp their image and win over new types of travelers by launching new ships and innovative entertainment experiences are paying off," said Liz Weiss, travel editor for U.
On a cruise aboard the Columbia Queen early last month, the mean age of the passenger list was about 76, and over the course of the week, several travelers expressed that they were attracted to the cruise precisely because it takes the fuss out of touring the region.
Priceline Cruise customers can choose from a broad range of cruises at great prices covering the Bahamas, the Caribbean, coastal Canada, Europe, Mexico, the South Pacific, South and Central America, Hawaii and Alaska.
And space for New Year's cruises is not expected to be available much longer.
The recently launched robust Sabre Cruises, Sabre Cruise Director and the Sabre Cruises WebServices API offer instant access to Regent Seven Seas' booking system, including the most up-to-date availability, rate comparison and brochure information.
NCVW participating CLIA member cruise lines include: AmaWaterways, American Cruise Lines, Avalon Waterways, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival Cruise Lines, Celebrity Cruises, Costa Cruises, Crystal Cruises, Cunard Line, Disney Cruise Line, Holland America Line, Hurtigruten, MSC Cruises, Norwegian Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Paul Gauguin Cruises, Princess Cruises, Regent Seven Seas Cruises, Royal Caribbean International, Seabourn Cruise Line, SeaDream Yacht Club, Silversea Cruises, Tauck River Cruising, Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection and Windstar Cruises.