stuck in traffic

stuck in traffic

Of a driver or passenger, moving very slowly or not at all due to heavy road traffic. A: "Hey, are you nearly home?" B: "No, I'm stuck in traffic, so it's going to be another 45 minutes at least before I'm back." I have to leave the house at nearly 6 AM to avoid getting stuck in traffic on the way to work.
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stuck in traffic

to be caught in a traffic jam. I am sorry I am late. I was stuck in traffic. Our taxi was stuck in traffic and I thought I would never get to the airport on time.
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Residents of the twin cities were stuck in traffic jam on major arteries for hours as due to sit-in as the protesters blocked the main arteries for all kinds of traffic to protest Mastung bombing.
In Tokyo they are static sculptures stuck in traffic.
Hey, kissing is about the only thing I haven't seen people doing in their cars while stuck in traffic.