wrap car around

wrap (one's) car around (something)

To smash one's car into something tall and narrow, such as a lamppost or tree, from the side, especially such that the car literally folds around or envelops it to some degree. He used to love taking his car for late-night cruises around the city, until he dozed off one evening and wrapped his car around a lamppost. She hasn't been allowed to drive ever since she wrapped her car around the telephone pole outside her house.
See also: around, car, wrap
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wrap one's car around something

to drive one's car into something at fairly high speed. She wrapped her car around a light pole. If he hadn't wrapped his car around a tree, he'd be here with us tonight.
See also: around, car, wrap
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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