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    throttle of the line

    a person is talking about top fuel bikes:

    "you need enough balls to be able to know the throttle off the line."

    i guess he 's saying that hitting the accelerator requires balls.

    am i right?

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    Re: throttle of the line

    Quote Originally Posted by possopo View Post
    a person is talking about top fuel bikes:

    "you need enough balls to be able to know the throttle off the line."

    i guess he 's saying that hitting the accelerator requires balls.

    am i right?
    It's an American English and (I'm guessing) a British English expression that is considered rather Earthy. (That is, it is not used in polite company.) A dictionary would probably call it a vulgarity. The "balls" being referred to are testicles. What is means is that it takes a lot of guts, or nerve, to do the thing under discussion.


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    Re: throttle of the line

    i know what balls are, my question was more about the second part of the sentence "to know the throttle of the line":)

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    Re: throttle of the line

    Oh. Sorry. I was hoping it was a question I could answer.


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