Talk:stuck in traffic

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Defined as a verb (easily fixed), and SOP? --Per utramque cavernam (talk) 19:59, 28 February 2018 (UTC)

Being stuck in traffic doesn't mean that you're stuck + in + traffic. It is an idiom that specifically means you're delayed in a traffic jam. Reference: (On another note, is this US-only?) PseudoSkull (talk) 20:02, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Definitely not a verb. Some quotations would be nice. DonnanZ (talk) 20:18, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
@Donnanz no I defined it as a verb by mistake. PseudoSkull (talk) 20:20, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
Try as I may, I don't see what else it could mean. It looks like a common collocation at best. --Per utramque cavernam (talk) 15:16, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
Seems SoP to me. (Anyone else remember the infant school/"kindergarten" thing where you'd be in a queue, e.g. waiting for dinner, with a girl each side, and be told that you were "trapped in girls"?) Equinox 20:19, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
More: you can be "held up in traffic" or "spend an hour in traffic". PseudoSkull: "maybe there should be a sense meaning when there's an overabundant amount of vehicles on the road (you get the idea)". Me: "Not necessarily. If there wasn't much of it then you wouldn't be stuck in it! Like: I slipped on jam [jelly] suggests jam is on the floor but that isn't a definition." Equinox 20:31, 28 February 2018 (UTC)
"Stuck in traffic" can also mean being in a slow-moving queue of traffic, so when is a traffic jam not a traffic jam? DonnanZ (talk) 11:13, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
...When it's ajar? Equinox 19:25, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
Hundreds of jam jars stuck in traffic... DonnanZ (talk) 23:39, 6 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete. "Our guest called to say she's stuck on the 405, so we'll have to start without her." Chuck Entz (talk) 15:01, 1 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Delete. Nicole Sharp (talk) 04:26, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
Delete per Eq and Chuck. - -sche (discuss) 19:32, 17 March 2018 (UTC)
  • Abstain. It is in McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs linked by PseudoSkull. But Equinox and Chuck do have good points. --Dan Polansky (talk) 07:36, 25 March 2018 (UTC)
Deleted: 0-1-5. PseudoSkull (talk) 06:13, 3 April 2018 (UTC)