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    what is the meaning of "where the rubber meets the road?
    is it to be considered as ironic or can it be translated as so?

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    Re: idiom

    Where the tyres on a vehicle touch the surface of a road.

    It is not ironic, but metaphoric.

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    Re: idiom

    "Where the rubber meets the road" is the most important point for something, the moment of truth. An athlete can train all day, but the race is where the rubber meets the road and they'll know how good they really are.

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