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I could have gone to the grocery store yesterday. I drove right by it.
What does "drive by" mean?
Incidentally, 'drive-by' has a specific use with reference to gun crime - the phrase 'a drive-by shooting' is often abbreviated to (just) a 'drive-by' - informal, and mostly Am Eng (because we don't do that sort of thing so much over here )
The drive-by is not to be confused with the drive-thru, another product of our love affair with the automobile.
Drive-through - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Or indeed a Drive-in - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (product of the same affair). [So few words, so many meanings...]