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burn rubber

Slang definitions & phrases for burn rubber

burn rubber

verb phrase

To leave; depart, esp very precipitately: When I got back to the flat, you had burned rubber out the back

[1970s+; fr the scorching of tires in the fast acceleration of a car]

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burn rubber

Drive very fast, as in We'll have to burn rubber to get there in time. In this bit of automotive jargon, the rubber refers to tires that heat up when they rotate suddenly at great speed. [ ; mid-1900s ]
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