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bumper-to-bumper

[ buhm-per-tuh-buhm-per ]
/ ˈbʌm pər təˈbʌm pər /
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adjective
marked by a long line of cars moving slowly or with many stops and starts, one behind the other: bumper-to-bumper traffic.
Informal. following one another in profusion: bumper-to-bumper worries.
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Origin of bumper-to-bumper

First recorded in 1935–40
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