gas-guzzler


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gas guzzler

A vehicle that consumes more than the average amount of gasoline during normal usage. Every time the price of oil rises, people trade in their gas guzzlers for more fuel-efficient cars.
See also: gas, guzzler

gas-guzzler

n. a large automobile that uses much gasoline. The old gas-guzzlers were certainly comfortable.
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Pope Benedict, who has earned the reputation as the "green pope," called ecological devastation a "moral crisis" in his message for the 2010 World Day of Peace, "If You Want to Cultivate Peace, Protect Creation." But he did not address the driving of gas-guzzlers directly.
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The company says the so-called gas-guzzlers are back in favour at used car sales.
The company reports that the so-called gas-guzzlers are back in favour at used car sales.
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He didn't slap on the 2p rise in petrol duty, while the pounds 950 tax hit on highest-polluting gas-guzzlers is only for the first year.
FORMER oil company boss Sir Mark Moody-Stuart reckons all gas-guzzlers should be taken off our roads.
Dear Editor, Former oil company boss Sir Mark Moody-Stuart reckons all gas-guzzlers should be taken off our roads.