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Re: "I've got a slick"

Posted by Michael on November 15, 2003

In Reply to: Re: "I've got a slick" posted by ESC on November 15, 2003

: : The French guy needs more help !
: : I'm unable to find exactly what slick means. It's about a car in this phrase.
: : Thanks

: I'm not sure. Tires get slick or bald when the tread wears off. Or could it be an oil slick under the car?

Well, let me give you a little more of the text:

"You want to drive or you want me to? I've got a slick. What have you got?"
- "I still have a plain jane"

"Plain jane" I found it, it's something ordinary, not fancy or glamorous. Farther in the text, the "plain jane" is described as "a beat-up maroon LTD, at least five years old, and about as impressive-looking as a Pinto".
So slick might be a word to describe the overall state of car, perhaps as you would say "I got a lemon"?

Hope this will help. Thanks again.