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    john3_10 is offline Junior Member
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    Default my Pirellis on role

    what's the meaning of (my Pirellis on role),please?

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    Anglika is offline No Longer With Us
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    Default Re: my Pirellis on role

    Please give the full context of the phrase.

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    Default Re: my Pirellis on role

    Pirelli (singular)is the name of a huge, Italian based, multi-national company; that produce tires for vehicles, trucks, and motorcycles. They focus on high technology and high performance tires.
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    So, did you [perhaps] hear it from a song "my Pirellis' on role.." ? If so, the artist is probably, intentionally using the phrase improperly. Maybe, to make it sound more like slang.
    1. "role" probably supposed to be spelled roll. Example: rolling on tires
    2. "Pirellis" is just the plural form(more than one) of Pirelli.
    Hope that helps.
    Last edited by jsscgrnr; 11-Feb-2009 at 14:29.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john3_10 View Post
    what's the meaning of (my Pirellis on role),please?

    Without context, the phrase is probably "My Pirellis [my expensive high tech care tyre] are on a roll" = I am moving very fast But full context would help.

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    Default Re: my Pirellis on role

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    Without context, the phrase is probably "My Pirellis [my expensive high tech care tyre] are on a roll" = I am moving very fast But full context would help.
    This sounds right to me.

    There's also a double-meaning. On a roll is slang for having good luck.

    So the car isn't just moving fast. The driver is bragging that he/she is lucky enough to have a fast, expensive car.

    On a roll is always temporary, however - what's called a winning streak.

    [I edit copy and have tutored college writing.]

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