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as much as the traffic will bear
The maximum amount that customers are willing to pay. I will charge as much as the traffic will bear—I need to make a profit, you know!
go play in (the) traffic
To go away and leave one alone because what is being done or said is very irritating. Often used as an imperative. A: "The experiment might work better if you actually knew what you were supposed to be mixing together." B: "You know what, Jenny? Why don't you go play 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.
take a long walk off a short pier
Go away and leave me alone. What you are doing or saying is really irritating. I'm really tired of your constant criticisms. Why don't you take a long walk off a short pier?
tie traffic up
To force cars to go slowly or come to a stop on the road; to cause a traffic jam. Some cattle got onto the highway and tied traffic up for most of the morning. Hey, buddy—get a move on! You're tying traffic up!
tie up traffic
To force cars to go slowly or come to a stop on the road; to cause a traffic jam. Some cattle got onto the highway and tied up traffic for most of the morning. Hey, buddy—get a move on! You're tying up traffic!
traffic in (something)
To deal in the buying and selling of some commodity, especially that which is illicit or illegal. The mobster trafficked in drugs for years before entering into various other business models. The government has been accused of trafficking in relics pillaged from neighboring countries.
An instance in which the cars on the road are at a complete standstill or moving very slowly, as due to rush hour, an accident, roadworks, etc. Sorry, honey. I know I said I'd be home by 8, but I'm stuck in an awful traffic jam at the moment. There's always an awful traffic jam on this highway right after 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.
Take a long walk off a short pier.and Go play in the traffic.
Inf. Get out of here!; Go do something that will get you permanently out of here! Get out of here! Take a long walk off a short pier! You bother me. Go play in the traffic.
tie traffic up
Fig. to cause road traffic to stop. If you tie traffic up for too long, you'll get a traffic ticket. Please don't stop on the roadway. It'll tie up traffic.
traffic in something
to deal in something; to trade in something, usually something illegal. Max had been trafficking in guns for years before they caught him. The president of the country was trafficking in drugs for years.
vehicle traffic that is so heavy and slow that it can no longer move. Going to the airport, we got stuck in a traffic jam for nearly and hour and missed our plane.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
as much as the traffic will bearas much as the trade or market will tolerate; as much as is economically viable.
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To engage in the buying and selling of some illegal or improper product or commodity: The police arrested the criminals who trafficked in stolen diamonds.
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.