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.
See also: nose, tail

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.
See also: nose, tail
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"Robert Childs entered into Coppice just ahead of Joavan with me inches behind and it would continue like this, nose to tail, for the entire race.
Nose to Tail Pura Wipes are the ideal solution for cleaning and deodorizing pets.
The volume of traffic is just insane, Cars jam packed in each roadway lane, Nose to tail just crawling along, frustration, Road congestion through vehicle proliferation, Madness on our highways, no respite, No quiet days, traffic day and night, Car manufacturers adding to the mayhem, Producing more cars adding to the environmental bedlam, the number of cars Crowding our roads, hourly increasing, No control, the numbers just grow and grow, Soon all our roads will be in a complete State of gridlock, over saturation of vehicle Use is causing an environmental hell, Cars, cars and yet more cars, so unwise, Their increasing numbers will bring about their own demise.
The jet now measures 252 feet long (77 meters) from nose to tail, making it the longest passenger jet the manufacturer has ever produced.
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.
The "nose to tail" dishes, as they are referred to, have been introduced by chef Spencer Black who explains how the concept of eating and cooking every possible part of an animal is an attempt to minimise waste and help contribute to a sustainable environment.
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.
Distinguishing fender lines run from nose to tail enhancing the visual length of the car and honouring Cadillac touring cars of the past.