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halo car

halo car n. an automobile model that lends prestige or attractiveness to the brands and other models of its manufacturer. Editorial Note: This use of halo is derived from halo effect, a tendency of a favorable trait or product to lend credibility or...

halo car

halo car  n.— «We introduced the Reatta as a “halo” car to attract customers who may not have considered Buick before.» —“Can ‘Image’ Cars Help Detroit?” by Paul C. Judge New York Times Mar. 30, 1991...

halo car

halo car  n.— «Camaro is an “image or halo car for us,” and a Beretta offshoot might tarnish the image.» —“Car Sales In Illinois? Never On Sunday” by Jim Mateja Chicago Tribune Apr. 12, 1987. (source:...

gunpoint

gunpoint  v.— «One that I’ve heard several times, but never seen in print is the verb gunpoint, as in: “He came up to my car window, gunpointed me, and told me to get out and surrender my keys.” It’s economical, instantly...

tuner car

tuner car  n.— «Loosely and somewhat inaccurately, this is called the tuner car section, so designated because of the displays of sport or tuner versions of Subaru, Scion and Honda compact cars.» —“Cobo’s basement is a tuner...

exasperism

exasperism  n.— «For example, when the sink stopped up or the car wouldn’t start, Dad would heave a big sigh and say, “Life shore does get teejus.” Translation: “Life sure does get tedious.” It was his way of...