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where the rubber meets the road

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where the rubber meets the road

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Where the action is most immediate; the place of the nittygritty: Assembly lines like this one at Northrop are like living things. This is where the rubber meets the road (1980s+ Army)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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