driveway moment

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Marketing coinage of NPR (National Public Radio), who used the phrase to encourage listeners to send in stories about what they had been listening to.

Noun[edit]

driveway moment (plural driveway moments)

  1. A brief compulsion to finish listening to something on the radio before leaving one's car.
    • [2000 March 5, Analysis: Letters from listeners, National Public Radio:
      For Paul Deering in Rochester, New York, the "Rhapsody In Blue" segment was a, quote, "driveway moment," although he writes that the transfixing occurred in his kitchen.]
    I had another driveway moment today, this time listening to David Sedaris.

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