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hail a cab

To cause a taxi driver to stop and give one a ride. (To do so, one stands near the curb facing oncoming traffic and raises one's arm as a taxi approaches.) It's so crowded here that I'm having a hard time hailing a cab. I hailed a cab so I wouldn't have to lug this stuff all the way home.
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hail a taxi

To cause a taxi driver to stop and give one a ride. (To do so, one stands near the curb facing oncoming traffic and raises one's arm as a taxi approaches.) I hailed a taxi so I wouldn't have to lug this stuff all the way home.
See also: hail, taxi

Tijuana Taxi

dated slang Code for a marked police car used on citizens band (CB) radio, especially by long-haul truckers. Anyone got their ears on? Just spotted a Tijuana Taxi off the junction to I-75. A: "Watch out for Tijuana Taxis heading into Derby City." B: "10-4."
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hail a cab

 and hail a taxi
to signal to a taxi that you want to be picked up. See if you can hail a cab. I don't want to walk home in the rain.
See also: hail

Tijuana taxi

(ˈtiəwɑnɑ ˈtæksi)
n. a police car. (Citizens band radio.) There’s a Tijuana taxi back a few cars watching you awful close.
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The app is connected to all of the RTA's 8,979 taxis. The authority said it is hopes the system will reduce the time it takes to book a taxi as it eliminates calling the customer service number.
"It's almost impossible to get a taxi between 4pm and 5.30pm in Dubai.
KARACHI -- After successfully launching its operations in Lahore and Islamabad, Easy Taxi, the largest taxi booking network in the world, has now launched its service in Karachi.
Commenting on the launch of Easy Taxi in Karachi, Country Manager Adam Ghaznavi said, "At Easy Taxi we aim to provide hassle free and reliable transportation services.
In an effort to change the complete disregard taxi drivers display for other road users, the City of Windhoek last week launched the Top Taxi project.