burn rubber

idiom

informal
: to drive very fast
They were burning rubber up and down the road.

Examples of burn rubber in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unlike the faster hybrid prototypes, these cars do burn rubber when leaving the pit. Jonathan M. Gitlin, Ars Technica, 3 Feb. 2023 That’s when the world’s largest legal street drags burn rubber right down Historic Route 66. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 12 May 2023 That’s when the world’s largest legal street drags burn rubber right down Historic Route 66. Roger Naylor, The Arizona Republic, 12 May 2023 The announcement came Saturday in a video featuring Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell, who lambasted the bands of scofflaws that routinely take over roads, bridges and intersections across the city to burn rubber and spin circles. oregonlive, 27 Sep. 2021 Similarly, our muscle cars and hot rods recall the halcyon days of our industrial might, as well as machismo and the glorious freedom to cut loose, burn rubber and race into the horizon. Robin Givhan, Washington Post, 23 Nov. 2022 In late August, the Fremont Bridge was shut down for at least an hour as more than 100 people swarmed the freeway to watch drivers perform stunts and burn rubber. oregonlive, 13 June 2022 Having stunned the league on the way to the club’s first Finals appearance since 1992-93, before losing to Milwaukee in six games, the Suns have continued to burn rubber in the Western Conference this season. Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News, 22 Nov. 2021 Teams communicated via online video platforms to discuss and begin building the sophisticated coding and algorithms that would eventually burn rubber Saturday at IMS. Nathan Brown, The Indianapolis Star, 25 Oct. 2021

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“Burn rubber.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/burn%20rubber. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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