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bumper sticker

n. a car or other vehicle following too closely on one’s bumper. (A reapplication of the term for a kind of adhesive sign stuck on a car bumber.) I can’t talk now, I’ve got a bumper sticker that’s taking all my attention.
See also: bumper, sticker

sticker shock

n. the shock at seeing just how much something new, usually an automobile, costs as determined by looking at the price tag or sticker. I went to a car dealer today, and I am still suffering from sticker shock.
See also: shock, sticker
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To pick up your free stickers simply cut out the voucher below and take to any participating WH Smith, Morrisons, McColls or RS McColl store in Scotland.
According to Al Marzouqi, most new drivers want to have the stickers on their cars as this would alert other drivers to be patient and cautious.
Added to the family characters, Stickit Buddies have also come up with a comprehensive stock of animal stickers especially for kids.
an outline detailing that the ERT program is optional for customers, the types of plates and stickers customers cannot obtain through the ERT program, that ERT fees are nonrefundable, when plates and stickers may be issued, and when required documents need to be delivered to the secretary).
The sticker saves her innumerable hours while driving her viola-playing daughter across Los Angeles for private lessons and orchestra rehearsals.
The Discovery Institute, one of the nation's leading proponents of intelligent design, weighed in heavily on the side of the Georgia anti-evolution stickers, saying that a final decision in the case would "be at least as important, if not more important, than the Dover school district case last year.
Materials such as these stickers are called "ephemera" by archivists.
The group snuck inside the state capitol building early on the morning of March 6, tiptoeing around armed guards as they put the stickers on bathroom doors before going outside and placing them on Boise bus stop benches and drinking fountains.
Graf says the stickers are even catching on with teens, "They want people to know they can be safe drivers.
Sticker books are perennial favorites with young readers and a certain sure way to engage attention in a pastime activity that is as informative as it is fun.
When I was younger and I got a cool sticker I would just stick it in a box with my other stickers.
95 gives parents a bumper sticker with a toll-free phone number to call so other drivers can report how teens are driving--good or bad--to their parents.
It is 25 years since the famous car sticker bearing these words first appeared.
Each bag of trash or leaves and brush would require one sticker.
A sticker placement apparatus of a lumber stacking machine for placing stickers in the pans of stacking forks without the need of stopping movement of the forks.