hail a cab

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hail a cab

 and hail a taxi
to signal to a taxi that you want to be picked up. See if you can hail a cab. I don't want to walk home in the rain.
See also: hail
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The idea was that New Yorkers in all areas of the city could hail a taxi. Rules were put in place to prevent the green taxis from treading on the yellow taxis' toes.
He could stand on the street to hail a taxi, but he has grown so accustomed to hailing a cab with his smartphone that he decided it was not worth the hassle.
I had three choices: go back into the office and sleep under my desk, walk four and a half miles through a number of what the charitable would call "up and coming" areas, or hail a taxi.
I had three choices: go back into the office and sleep under my desk, walk four-and-ahalf miles through a number of what the charitable would call "up and coming" areas, or hail a taxi.
"Anyone trying to hail a taxi from midnight on a Friday or Saturday night within the Belfast Zone will be able to do so by waving down established private hire taxi firms rather than having to pre-book.
According to your sister paper, The Sunday Sun, he had to hail a taxi to take him to a hotel.
The council's on-going Be Safe, Hail a Taxi, Book a Car campaign explains to people that they can hail hackney carriages but have to pre-book private hire vehicles.
The "Drummin'/Taxi" scene uses the irony of Black Humor to express the common condition of present-day African-Americans: Four Black men of diverse style try to hail a taxi on a New York City street: a B-Boy, a student, a Buppie, and a general carrying Colin Powell's autobiography.
A list of the world's 10 worst cities to hail a taxi compiled by industry website tourism-review.
TRAVELLERS in Belfast will be able to hail a taxi New York-style under new government proposals unveiled yesterday.