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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?"
See also: go, play, traffic

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?
See also: long, off, pier, short, take, walk

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!
See also: bear, much, traffic, will

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.
See also: 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.
See also: stuck, traffic

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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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.
See also: long, off, pier, short, take, walk

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.
See also: tie, traffic, up

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.
See also: traffic

traffic jam

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.
See also: jam, traffic

as much as the traffic will bear

as much as the trade or market will tolerate; as much as is economically viable.
See also: bear, much, traffic, will

traffic in

v.
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.
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9, 1988), drug traffickers killed three presidential candidates, two ministers of justice (and seriously wounded a third), an attorney general, the director of one of the two most important newspapers in the country, and at least 200 judges and 500 police (NotiSur, Aug.
The report goes on to document how victims who have survived the weeks and even months of torture at the hands of traffickers, after coming free when the ransom is paid do not regain their freedom but suffer more horrific abuse, now at the hands of the Egyptian police who transfer them to military prosecutors and then detain them for months or even over a year in what Human Rights Watch describes as "inhuman and degrading conditions" in Sinai's police stations.
Of the total traffickers, 12 charged with the heinous crime of human trafficking managed to flee overseas.
The traffickers had a field day in the past years but never again.
The 33rd IB and the police have neutralized in the past 16 months more than a dozen drug traffickers in Barangay Kabuling in operations supported by the local government unit.
During 2016, 988 human traffickers were arrested in Punjab, 368 in Islamabad, 35 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK),
After extensive public discussion, the Yemeni government on June 6 began a series of raids on the traffickers' "torture camps" in the desert.
He said that the reported influx of drug traffickers in to the Philippines must be put in check.
The New York Times, referring to a Congressional report due to be released this week,said big drugs traffickers with ties to the militants would be treated as insurgent leaders and they could be detained or killed at any time.
It could reasonably be supposed that a regular trafficker like Feliz possessed documents showing the names and telephone numbers of customers and suppliers as well as accounts showing the moneys paid and collected.
US assistant attorney general, Lanny Breuer, who is also head of the Justice Department's Criminal Division, said to Bloomberg, 'These traffickers didn't have to try very hard.
Summary: Rabat - The weapons seized recently in the region of Amgala during the dismantlement of a terrorist group of 27 members linked to the Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) were brought to Morocco by traffickers operating in the security wall area, Interior Minister, Taieb Cherqaoui, said on Wednesday.
Summary: Hundreds of heavily armed drug traffickers have fled a slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after police stormed the area.
KABUL (PAN): A special drug court on Monday has convicted two drug traffickers to 17 years imprisonment for smuggling 2.5 tonnes of heroin in the southern province of Helmand, the country's largest drug-producing province.
Manila: Authorities have issued rules that will make it more difficult for organ traffickers to take advantage of impoverished Filipinos by wooing them into selling their body parts.