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.