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Re: Bombing along

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.
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