One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a person) living in the suburbs and perceived as unsophisticated.‘clubs catering to the beautiful people and the bridge-and-tunnel crowds’
- ‘If this seems like a chauvinistic putdown of the bridge-and-tunnel crowd, you know they're up to far worse.’
- ‘He is a bridge-and-tunnel person, from Queens, in New York.’
- ‘A straight bridge-and-tunnel guy unwittingly moves in with a gay man.’
- ‘Tommy is a former bridge-and-tunnel guy, not a genius but smart enough to hold a job as a TV producer.’
- ‘The crowd at the restaurant is strictly bridge-and-tunnel on boisterous weekend nights.’
1980s: with reference to the routes used for commuting into New York.
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