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    smoke your car

    Hi to all teachers here!

    Example:

    "Don't make fun of my car! It can smoke your car any day."

    Does the phrase here mean "my car can (easily) go/drive faster than yours"?

    I take it the word "smoke" here is used in a slangy way, correct?

    Your clarification on this will be appreciated.

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    Re: smoke your car

    Quote Originally Posted by Kurt View Post
    Hi to all teachers here!

    Example:

    "Don't make fun of my car! It can smoke your car any day."

    Does the phrase here mean "my car can (easily) go/drive faster than yours"?

    I take it the word "smoke" here is used in a slangy way, correct?

    Your clarification on this will be appreciated.
    Yes. There is a slang use of "smoke" that means "to kill" or 'to murder". In this case it means that the other car can beat your car.

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