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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: 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

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.
See also: stuck, traffic

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.
See also: traffic
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The problem with online traffic schools, say officials from the Department of Motor Vehicles, is the potential for beating the system.
The potential for fraud is the reason the DMV has avoided regulating online traffic schools, despite the fact the online course work is based on information from the DMV manual.
With a little ingenuity, you can get someone to do it, say traffic school operators, but most traffic offenders will find it isn't worth the effort.
Internet traffic schools install various safeguards, such as pop-up questions that ask the student for the type of personal information nobody but the person who got the ticket should have.
Still, that's not to say Internet traffic schools can't be high-tech.
Web-savvy road violators take heart: There are more than 20 online traffic schools competing for business.
Online traffic schools allow drivers to eliminate citations at their leisure
Through a sophisticated automated voice messaging system and support of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP), Handheld Device Mark-up Language (HDML) browsers and Windows CE, Traffic Station offers the broadest selection of device support on the market, giving mobile users relevant information as they need it to elude road congestion and other transportation problems.
Note to Editors: Traffic Station and Telewarning are trademarks of Traffic Station Inc.
We're very pleased to bring the Traffic Station Group's high caliber traffic information content to our radio station clients," said Carl Koppel, president and chief operations officer of ElectricVillage.
We're delighted to be working with ElectricVillage and the Katz Radio Group," said George Rogerson, the president and CEO of the Traffic Station.
Geoff Halstead, the Traffic Station's vice president and director of Strategic Business Development, added, "By combining the power of radio and the Internet, ElectricVillage has created a powerful and efficient tool for advertisers to reach their customers and maximize their advertising investment.
The Traffic Station launched on October 1, 1997 with services in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco, Chicago, Atlanta and Houston, with an additional 11 cities to be deployed by the first quarter of 1998.
0 and Windows 98, the Traffic Station also takes advantage of IE 4.
Traffic Station is a trademark of Traffic Station Group, LLC.