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flat tire

a pneumatic tire that has lost all or most of its air through leakage, puncture, or the like.
Older Slang. a dull or socially inept person.
Origin of flat tire
First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Mollie was eyeing the flat tire gloomily and saying things under her breath that none of the girls could catch.

  • He covered that half block on a flat tire and went in for help.

    Stubble George Looms
  • A loud report like a pistol shot: a flat tire down on our car: that was all.

    Everyman's Land C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
  • The next morning when I went to get it I noticed it had a flat tire.

  • The only cure that I know of for a boy or girl with a flat tire is more of God's uplifting strength.

  • We'd feel nice to get caught with a flat tire or something a mile up in the air.

    Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal G. Harvey Ralphson
  • Nahiyusan ang masig ka ligid, All of the wheels had a flat tire.

  • Better run on the rim, very slowly and carefully, rather than on a flat tire.

    Ford Manual (1919) Ford Motor Company
  • At ten o'clock the Mercury car came in again, this time limping with a flat tire, to be fallen on by its mechanics.

    The Flying Mercury Eleanor M. Ingram
Slang definitions & phrases for flat tire

flat tire

noun phrase

A tedious person; an insipid companion (1920s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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