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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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.
He said one of his customer's car had recently been damaged when a spare tyre exploded in the boot.
The automaker is recalling the vehicles because of a problem with a spare tyre that are significantly over-inflated or under-inflated.
I appreciate that it might be inconvenient for people to take time to find ways to secure their spare tyre but it is a worthwhile thing to do to prevent the hassle, costs and distress caused with being a victim of crime.
No less than 75% of folk complained they had a spare tyre.
Within seconds, Ibrahim in his shining blue DHL uniform, pulled up in his car to offer assistance, grabbing the spare tyre and tackling the task at hand in the heat of the afternoon.
And the busty new mum visited a cosmetic surgeon in the latest episode of her reality show, grabbing a spare tyre around her tummy.
A quarter of motorists said they hadn't had their spare tyre repaired or replaced since their last puncture.
About four or five years ago, after attending an exhibition at the Trade Centre, I returned to the parking lot and did not recognise my 4x4 as it had a (new) spare tyre cover on it from Danube.
Check the tyre pressure and make sure your spare tyre is in working order and fully inflated;
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.
Unless you count Neil Lennon who, after 120 minutes in Milan, exchanged tops and had Graeme Souness and Ruud Gullit snickering at his spare tyre.
It's the fact that we eat when we're not hungry that causes the spare tyre.
The 1 Series is the first volume car to be fitted with runflat tyres as standard - as opposed to being optional equipment - and without any provision for a spare tyre.
One thing I'm not sure about, however, is whether the condition of the spare tyre is checked.