# Thread: How did I get from A to B

1. ## How did I get from A to B

Hello

Look at the "map" below please.

A B

C D

I needed to drive from A to B, but the road was too crowded with loads of traffic, so I decided to go via C and D and finally to get to B. In fact, mathematically expressed, AB is just 1 km, but AC+CD+DB is almost 5 km. I wonder if there is such an expression to describe how I got rid of the traffic on AB by sacrificing my time and petrol.

Thanks.

2. ## Re: How did I get from A to B

You took a detour. However, you did not get rid of traffic on AB.

3. ## Re: How did I get from A to B

You avoided the traffic on AB.

4. ## Re: How did I get from A to B

In addition to the above: you went the long way round/took a roundabout route to dodge the traffic

5. ## Re: How did I get from A to B

He bypassed the heavy traffic and took a longer route.

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