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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 I've been looking in the place where a spare tyre should be and all I've found so far is a black flappy sun visor and a bunch of Meccano tools," I added, no doubt impressing the AA patrolman with my inexhaustible automotive knowledge.
According to Bridgestone, while there are various ways to eliminate spare tyres the company believes that run-flat tyres are the best way of eliminating spare tyres because of significant advantages offered by them, including:
PUNCTURES are rare these days but the last thing you want when you do have one is to find your spare tyre is flat.
Instructors were also urged to carry out periodic check-ups of spare tyres.
Under the campaign, customers can check their spare tyres for no extra cost and can also get tyre replacements at competitive prices.
POLICE today warned drivers of Land Rover Freelander to "watch their wheel" following a spate of thefts of spare tyres.
A thief with a penchant for spare tyres has been targeting Citroen cars in Coventry.
The car collided with a van carrying spare tyres. Its driver, 50, was taken to hospital with serious head and back injuries.
Spare tyres were found to be in even worse condiition - 13pc had below the legal minimum tread, 34pc were damaged and 66pc were wrongly inflated.
Police believe a serial thief could be at work after ten cars had their spare tyres stolen in the past two days.
Only problem was the mechanics kept volunteering to look for the spare tyres.
In 1990, when I didn't have more spare tyres than Kwik-Fit, I lasted the entire 25 miles with him from Hull to Grimsby.
Spare tyres were found to be in an even worse condition - 13 per cent had below the legal minimum tread, 34 per cent were damaged and 66 per cent were wrongly inflated.
An adaptor also allows the Euro Classic to be secured on 4x4s with rear wheel mounted spare tyres. Best of all, the Euro Classic is easy to fold up and store away when not in use.
SUPERMODEL Heidi Klum proves she has no spare tyres in next year's Pirelli calendar - by posing in just a sun hat.