ride the short bus

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ride the short bus

  1. (US, idiomatic, education) To participate in a special education program, such as for those with learning disabilities.
  2. (US, idiomatic, pejorative) To have a need for a special education program, as though one were learning disabled.
    • 2006, Mark Driscoll, Confessions of a Reformission Rev
      ...complete with golden shag carpet on the floor and Christian rock posters on the wall for the poor kids forced to ride the short bus of Christian culture...
    • 2009, Micol Ostow, GoldenGirl
      "Have you been riding the short bus, or something? You know what Us Weekly said about her."