change a flat

idiom

: to replace a flat tire with one that is not flat
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Examples of change a flat in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Investigators found that a passenger vehicle was parked on the right shoulder and its occupants were outside of it trying to change a flat tire. Staff Report, Chicago Tribune, 17 Aug. 2023 According to the Medical Examiner’s Office, the victim pulled over onto the side of eastbound state Route 78, west of Emerald Drive, to change a flat tire. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 7 Mar. 2023 On a clear spring afternoon, waiting for her father to change a flat tire on the way home from church, Annabelle wandered into the street and was tragically killed by a hit-and-run driver. Declan Gallagher, EW.com, 12 Jan. 2023 Police said the victims were trying to change a flat tire when they were fatally struck by the truck. CBS News, 8 Dec. 2022 Later, Google started serving up videos on how to change a flat tire for such a query; and with A.I., Google is now analyzing videos to give even more specific search results. Marco Quiroz-Gutierrez, Fortune, 13 July 2022 Alex Murdaugh, 53, who discovered the bodies of his wife and son on June 7, stopped along Old Salkehatchie Road near Varnville, S.C., to change a flat tire early Saturday afternoon. Washington Post, 7 Sep. 2021 Kevin Harvick, who had won two of the last three races in Atlanta, was never in a mix after having to make an extra pit stop early on to change a flat that resulted from a broken tire stem. Paul Newberry, orlandosentinel.com, 22 Mar. 2021 This is the guy who taught me how to swim, ride a bike, change a flat tire. Ben Thomas | Bthomas@al.com, al, 21 Feb. 2021

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“Change a flat.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/change%20a%20flat. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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