nose to tail

nose to tail

Of cars, one in front of another, bumper to bumper. Said of cars stuck in heavy traffic. We've been nose to tail for half an hour. I don't think we're going to make it to the movie.
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ˌnose to ˈtail

(British English) if cars, etc. are nose to tail, they are moving slowly in a long line with little space between them: I’m sorry I’m late — the traffic was nose to tail going through the town centre.
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A study of the remains suggests that Patagotitan mayorum weighed around 62 tonnes and measured more than 115ft (35m) from nose to tail.
The teams and support cars swept through the villages in the north of the borough before a hectic sprint finish as riders vied for position nose to tail around the tight closing circuit.
These flash motors - including a Land Rover - were pictured parked nose to tail outside The Ephesus Turkish restaurant.
In addition to this milestone inspection, the aircraft received an interior refresh with a nose to tail soft goods refurbishment, including new avonite counters in the galley and lavatory, new plating on all hardware and cabinet repair/touch up.
Vehicles were nose to tail for more than three miles with traffic queuing westbound from Rhos on Sea to the Conwy tunnel.
Four flights will be operated with Boeing 767 widebody aircraft, which provide direct aisle access for all Delta One customers, and six flights will use Boeing 757 aircraft featuring new interior modifications that have been completely refurbished from nose to tail.
Spencer, who is from the US, said the nose to tail cooking makes use of most body parts, including the brain, tongue, heart, kidney, liver, intestines and testicles.
The shop, run by partners Kevin Haverty, Adam Gale, and Jason Fox, owns a license to age meats nose to tail on premises.
QUESTION to a majority of HGV drivers: why do you insist on driving nose to tail on the motorways, making it difficult for other vehicle drivers to pull in to get off at a junction?
6 ( ANI ): The longest domestic cat in the world, measuring more than 4 feet long from nose to tail, has died in Nevada.
It is all rather analogous of the trucks waiting to cross the border, that were once parked nightly at Janabiya, nose to tail in their scores, like a school of Safi.
UPENDED Lambo spins over nose to tail WRECKAGE Supercar driver Richard, right, had to be cut free PLUNGE It nosedives into the ground FLIP Car flies through air at 235mph SPEEDY The souped-up Lamborghini
Vapours formed a tapestry, That wove the nimbus canopy, A Junker winds and weaves in vain, Its belly belching crimson flame, A swooping, shrieking, snapper wails, Disintegrating nose to tail, A scintillating diamond light, Hurtles headlong out of sight, The awe inspiring bravery, Was matched by fierce tenacity, Rolling, weaving, wheeling, whining, Climbing, falling, spinning, diving, Fury raged through crowded days, As squadrons duelled in tense melees, With German losses so severe, By Autumn
Brand new records include The World's Oldest Bridesmaid (105 years); The Most Expensive Icecream Sundae (pounds 12,000); and The World's Longest Dog, with a nose to tail length of 2m 32cm (7.
30pm on Thursday, driving through the High Street was a nightmare, with car cruisers by the dozen nose to tail through the town; noise, loud music, windows down, loud exhausts and nuisance.