nose to tail

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Adjective[edit]

nose to tail ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Britain, of traffic) Close to each other, one behind the other.

Adverb[edit]

nose to tail ‎(not comparable)

  1. (Britain, of traffic) Moving slowly in this manner.
  2. Entirely, from head to toe.
    • 2015, Elizabeth Royte, Vultures Are Revolting. Here’s Why We Need to Save Them., National Geographic (December 2015)[1]
      A vulture can wolf more than two pounds of meat in a minute; a sizable crowd can strip a zebra—nose to tail—in 30 minutes.

Noun[edit]

nose to tail ‎(plural nose to tails)

  1. (Australia) A minor traffic accident where one vehicle runs in to the back of another.

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