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    bsk_syh is offline Newbie
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    Exclamation Watch out!Speed bumbs ahead!

    I am a university student and i have just read a phrase which is

    Watch out!Speed bumbs ahead!

    Is there anyone to answer my question.

    It s about my project,so it is emergency.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Watch out!Speed bumbs ahead!

    [quote=bsk_syh;386803]I am a university student and i have just read a phrase which is

    Watch out!Speed bumps ahead!



    A 'speed bump' is a low rounded bit of pavement protruding from the driving surface and extending from one side of a street to the other. It's marked by a warning sign and usually painted yellow to be more noticeable. Its purpose is to force motorists to reduce speed in order to drive over it without damaging their cars. Speed bumps are often placed in residential areas, to keep the traffic safer and less noisy.
    'Speed bump' is also used idiomatically to mean anything that slows the progress of a project.

    I hope this helps,

    Petra

    PS If you go to google images there are probably lots of photos of speed bumps.

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    Re: Watch out!Speed bumbs ahead!

    Here, we call it ( speed bump) a speed breaker!

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    Re: Watch out!Speed bumbs ahead!

    Not to mention spring breaker and suspension destroyer

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    Re: Watch out!Speed bumbs ahead!

    Or sleeping policeman.

    Here's a photo I took in Australia. I missed the one that someone had actually written on, but I found another farther down the road, and added my own later. The top sign refers to the rare cassowary bird, inclined to run out into your path. You can also see the edge of a speed bump in the photo.


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    Re: Watch out!Speed bumbs ahead!

    Thanks for the great laugh!!

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