tire kicker

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tire kicker

1. One who examines or inspects a second-hand car or cars, often without really intending to buy anything. Primarily heard in Australia. This guy isn't a serious buyer, he's just a tire kicker.
2. One who wastes another's time. We need serious candidates for this position, so make sure to eliminate any tire kickers.
See also: kicker, tire
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Another epithet given to a politician who discusses and debates issues but fail to act is 'Tire-kicker'.In the UK, a political slur which is quite often used to shame a political opponent is 'snowflake'.
The smart disciplined management of these companies knows a good elevator pitch and mantra can instantly qualify a lead--or disqualify a "tire-kicker"--and allow their people to engage many more qualified customer prospects.
Almost every remodeler I've run into dislikes estimating, especially if it takes time away from the family to make some demanding tire-kicker happy.
The motivation of a parent with a child is different; the difference in "mission" can be likened to the difference between a serious buyer at an automobile dealership and a "tire-kicker." One represents a potential customer, the other a nuisance.
One retailer during the question period cited the white-goods equivalent of the tire-kicker and complained that sticky storage drawers presented a cheap image.
Now, the $20 billion offer from tire-kicker Davis and mastermind Brian Mulligan might be tasting sweeter.
Rumors persist of a string of Sundance cinemas with General Cinemas the most serious tire-kicker for that franchise.
"For sellers, there's less tire-kickers when they've spent an hour to clean," he said.
Some tire-kickers have been asking Agnico Eagle Mines about their cobalt deposits in northeastern Ontario.
"These are not tire-kickers," observed Volvo CE Vice President of Marketing & Corporate Communications Dave Foster.
In show talk, that means fewer tire-kickers and more qualified buyers.
Connected cars are becoming by far the most demanded option from buyers with tire-kickers demanding rides that will keep them plugged into their digital devices.
Pre-qualified buyers and targeted exhibitors mean no wasted time with tire-kickers - just pure opportunity.
They are "tire-kickers," she said, "Who go, 'Oh no, really?