spare tyre


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spare tire

1. A layer of excess fat around one's midsection. I think I need to lay off the junk food, because this spare tire of mine is getting a bit out of hand.
2. An unhelpful, unnecessary, unproductive, or unwanted person in a group. There are a few spare tires on this project who are really holding back our progress. Ever since John's girlfriend started hanging out with us, it's left me feeling like a spare tire.
See also: spare, tire

spare tyre

1. A layer of excess fat around one's midsection. Primarily heard in UK. I think I need to lay off the lager, because this spare tyre of mine is getting a bit out of hand.
2. An unhelpful, unnecessary, unproductive, or unwanted person in a group. Primarily heard in UK. There are a few spare tyres on this project who are really holding back our progress. Ever since John's girlfriend started hanging out with us, it's left me feeling like a spare tyre.
See also: spare, tyre
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But before he rode off on his yellow charger, he said: "Get yourself a spare tyre and keep it somewhere safe."
Manufacturers including BMW argue that it does away with the need of spare tyre helping it reduce the weight of the vehicle and improving its performance and fuel economy.
They had hidden the pills in the spare tyre thinking it's a safe place," Mahdi said.
"If Digvijay Singh has a role to play here, then he plays the role of a stepney (spare tyre) of Rahul Gandhi.
Yet 97% of people are unaware of a link, despite 71% of those surveyed saying they had a spare tyre or muffin top.
Dr Mike Knapton, associate medical director for the British Heart Foundation, said: "That harmless spare tyre around your waist is actually a major health hazard.
He said: "I am concerned because the financial system in the UK does not seem to have a spare tyre for the provision of capital to non-financial businesses when the banking system has popped a leak."
In response to that trend, Bridgestone is confident that its third-generation run-flat tyres will significantly advance the use of run-flat tyres by original equipment manufacturers, thereby accelerating the elimination of spare tyres (emergency-use tyres) in passenger vehicles.
They wrenched the spare tyre from the Ford Transit vehicle while it was parked outside the hospice in the grounds of the town's George Eliot Hospital.
Around the same number could not find their spare tyre and nearly half could not fit it even if they did locate it.
Residents said most cars had at least two tyres damaged, making it difficult for them to get mobile again as they only had one spare tyre in each car.
Summary: Driver held after attempt to sneak past Oman border with 12 birds concealed in spare tyre
The recall covers a specific Cruze configuration: the Cruze LS with a tyre inflator kit rather than a spare tyre.
Eruada said the accused stole a Samsung phone valued at N30,000, a tricycle spare tyre valued at N15,000 and a cash of N51,000 from a tricycle parked at the roadside, property of the complainant, Mr Halilu Abdulahi.