Student or Learner
Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?
The car was speeding at breakneck pace over a snowy white road.
And then, as he ha remounted, the horse had suddenly reared up on its hind legs and shot sway at breakneck speed.
at breakneck pace = at breakneck speed
breakneck = dangerously fast
Thanks for your efforts.
The clue is in the words......... one slip and, because you're going too quickly to be able to compensate, you'll fall or crash and break your neck!