- The traffic is bumper-to-bumper. I don’t think I will be home in time for dinner.
- The cars on the freeway are so close together. I won’t get to school on time in this bumper-to-bumper traffic.
A “bumper” is the part of the car at the very front and the very back. When cars are very close to one another in a traffic jam, the front bumper of one car can almost touch the back bumper of the car ahead of it.
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