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ghetto sled

slang A car that is in poor condition, typically an old one. You won't be able to drive that old ghetto sled forever, you know.
See also: ghetto, sled

sled across (something)

To traverse some substance or area while riding a sled. It was so quiet and still as we sledded across the freshly fallen snow. They're sledding across the field to bring presents to their grandparents' house.
See also: across, sled

sled down (something)

To travel on a sled from the top of something down to the bottom of it. We always go sledding down the hill behind our school whenever we get a snow day. With his leg broken, he managed to sled down the mountain by rigging his skis and jacket into a makeshift toboggan.
See also: down, sled

sled over (something)

To traverse some substance or area while riding a sled. It was so quiet and still as we sledded over the freshly fallen snow. They're sledding over the field to bring presents to their grandparents' house.
See also: over, sled
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2022 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

sled down something

to ride down something on a sled. I love to sled down the hill in the winter. This hill is too steep to sled down safely.
See also: down, sled

sled over something

to travel over something, such as snow, in a sled. We sledded rapidly over the fresh snow, scooting down the hill. We wanted to sled over the new snow, but we had to wait until Uncle Herman had taken a picture of it for his scrapbook.
See also: over, sled
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

ghetto sled

n. a junky car. He stood in front of some old ghetto sled, and said “Kizzle?”
See also: ghetto, sled
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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