The 1993 comedy film Groundhog Day is about a weatherman trapped in a time loop, repeating the same day over and over again. In the original script, the time loop lasted for 10,000 years. According to Buddhist doctrine, it takes 10,000 years for the soul to evolve to the next level.
Hello and welcome to episode 129…of… An Idiom a Day
I’m Gina Johnson and the idiom of the day …is… bumper–to–bumper
I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times. ~Bruce Lee
bumper to bumper … a long line of cars that are almost touching and are moving very slowly
Traffic is moving very slowly this morning.
Here is the same sentence using the idiom… bumper–to–bumper
Traffic is bumper to bumper this morning.
Here are a few more sentences using the idiom … bumper–to–bumper
Cars bumper–to–bumper lined the exit to the stadium.
The heavy rain created bumper–to–bumper traffic jams.
During the summer you can expect bumper–to–bumper traffic at the beach.
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