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Origin of spare tire
Words nearby spare tire
Example sentences from the Web for spare tire
The well where your spare tire lives is perfect for a small battery or nonessential gear.How to Build Out Your Subaru Forester for $350 or Less|Madeleine LaPlante-Dube|October 15, 2020|Outside Online
If the idea of a religious vigilante ambushing sex workers in his spare time sets off alarm bells, it probably should.To Catch a Sex Worker: A&E’s Awful, Exploitative Ambush Show|Samantha Allen|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Who knew explaining how to change a tire and back out of a ditch could be so seductive?The Golden West Up for Grabs: ‘Painted Horses’ Is the Next Great Western Novel|Wendy Smith|November 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After a tire-puncturing spree in late October, 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was shot dead by a police officer in Chicago.
The group encompasses Byrne's art-rock solitariness and the dissociation effects in the spare—somewhat Godardian—staging.The Stacks: Pauline Kael's Talking Heads Obsession|Pauline Kael|November 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We met on the third floor of a shabby building in Asadabad in an impossibly spare room that we dragged cushions into.Heart of Darkness: Into Afghanistan’s Taliban Valley|Matt Trevithick, Daniel Seckman|November 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There seems something in that also which I could spare only very reluctantly from a new Bible in the world.The Salvaging Of Civilisation|H. G. (Herbert George) Wells
He threw himself on his knees, begging us, in the name of God and all the saints, to spare his life.
Harry took his bed into the spare-room, and Black Sheep lay down to die.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
You may rest assured that I will spare no time or attention to promote the performance of this engine.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
I assure you that it is as I say—neither at the post-house nor at any of the inns I visited could I find me a spare horse.St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini
Idioms and Phrases with spare tire
Fat around one's middle, as in He's determined to lose ten pounds and that spare tire he's acquired. This expression transfers the term for an extra tire carried in cars in case of a flat tire to excess fat around the waist. [Colloquial; mid-1900s]