hail a cab

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hail a cab

To cause a taxi driver to stop and give one a ride. (To do so, one stands near the curb facing oncoming traffic and raises one's arm as a taxi approaches.) It's so crowded here that I'm having a hard time hailing a cab. I hailed a cab so I wouldn't have to lug this stuff all the way home.
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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
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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