Meaning of “bumper to bumper” in the English Dictionary

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"bumper to bumper" in British English

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bumper to bumper

with so many cars that are so close that they are almost touching each other:

By eight o'clock the traffic was bumper to bumper.

(Definition of “bumper to bumper” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bumper to bumper" in American English

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bumper to bumper

with almost no space between one car and the next in a line of cars:

The traffic was bumper to bumper all the way home.

(Definition of “bumper to bumper” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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