One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of vehicles) moving or standing close behind one another, especially in heavy traffic.
- ‘The traffic is nose to tail from 6.30 am till midnight.’
- ‘Normally it's nose to tail and covering nine miles in an hour is no certainty but on Saturday the traffic is freeflowing, even on the direct routes into the centre.’
- ‘According to today's Standard ‘about 10 million motorists are expected on the roads, leaving main routes from London nose to tail with traffic’.’
- ‘It's been nose to tail across this part of the city.’
- ‘Cars, nose to tail, parked down both sides of a main road, in and out of Bradford, are a cause for serious concern.’
- ‘On Windsor Road it can be nose to tail traffic.’
- ‘Sometimes I have to park on the main road and at other times I can't get out because cars are parked nose to tail.’
- ‘The only time I enjoy coming into work is when the traffic is nose to tail from the Bridge and I have brought the motorbike into work.’
- ‘For some reason the number of cars is hugely increased these days - perhaps there are roadworks on one of the other possible routes - so that for about a quarter of a mile they were nose to tail back up the hill.’
- ‘During working hours every yard of residential street frontage within a quarter of a mile of Caroline Square is parked up with cars nose to tail.’
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