- a suicidal or daredevil leap; wild dive: to do a brodie from a high ledge.
- a complete failure; flop.
- a severe vehicular skid.
- a sharp reversal in a vehicle's direction by sudden application of the brakes and wrenching of the steering wheel.
Origin of brodie
after Steve Brodie, who claimed that he jumped from the Brooklyn Bridge in 1886
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He found Brodie in waiting with a carriage, in which was seated Louise.
Brodie, thinking it was a chase, cried to drive like the devil.
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Besides, the Inspector will do all that is necessary when Brodie sees him.
Jump into the car, and Brodie will take you anywhere you want to go.