spare tyre

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spare tyre (plural spare tyres)

  1. An extra tyre carried in case one of the vehicle's tyres is damaged or deflated.
  2. (idiomatic) A large stomach and rolls of fat around the waist.

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  • Spare tire is generally a misnomer, as almost all vehicles actually carry an entire wheel with a tire mounted on it as a spare.

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