nose to tail

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nose to tail (not comparable)

  1. (Britain, of traffic) Arranged in close formation, one behind the other.


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.


nose to tail (plural nose to tails)

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