Posted by Smoke;y Stover on March 24, 2008 at 02:34:
In Reply to: Bombing along posted by Tyler Johnson on March 20, 2008 at 10:07:
: What does the phrase "bombing along" mean, and where did it originate from?
I've only heard it used with fast driving, possibly because of the noise. A car engine drives a car by synchronizing small explosions in the cylinders to turn the crank shaft, but I really suspect it's just the noise, or perhaps even just the speed.
If we were talking about pre-teen girls skipping and dancing along, perhaps on their way to school, we might say "bopping along." Altogether different.