- a secluded lane, road, or parking area sought out by lovers for its privacy.
Origin of lovers' lane
An Americanism dating back to 1880–85
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Idioms and Phrases with lovers' lane
A secluded road or area sought out by lovers seeking privacy. For example, The police loved to embarrass youngsters parked in lovers' lane. [Late 1800s]
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