to make a pit stop

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - pit stop

"to make a pit stop"

to make a short stop during a long car journey in order to rest, eat or use the washroom


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - pit stop

A husband and wife are talking ...

Wife:  We've been on the road for hours. I really need to use the washroom.

Husband:  Well, we still have another five or six hours to get to your mother's.

Wife:  A short rest stop would be really nice.

Husband:  OK.  At the next service station, we'll take a ten minute pit stop.

Wife:  Thank you.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - pit stop

Two students are talking ...

Student 1:  I've been working out our drive home for the holidays.

Student 2:  I see.  It's a twelve hour drive.  How many times will we stop to stretch our legs and use the washroom?

Student 1:  I'd like to make the entire trip during daylight hours and we'll be driving through some pretty deserted country so I've planned just three short pit stops.

Student 2:  Sounds like we'll make good time.

to make a pit stop - Usage:


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to make a pit stop - Gerund Form:

Making a pit stop to use the washroom is necessary on a long car ride with children.

to make a pit stop - Examples:

1)  We decided to make a pit stop for a bite to eat at about the half way mark of our journey.

2)  ... their grocery needs it makes sense to try to encourage new customers to make a pit stop at Iceland too in the run up to December 25th.

3)  ... to save the day -- if the florist doesn't show up, make a pit stop at the local grocery store and buy all the flowers you can.

4)  Whenever they were on their way somewhere and he asked to make a pit stop at my place to see me, I wondered to myself ...

5)  ... time you travel to this part of the world, be sure you make a pit stop at this island which has many things to offer the appreciative traveller!

6)  ... the trunk road; about 2.5 -- 3 hours. And we did make a pit stop at Jeram for a breakfast of the famous pau and yam puffs.

7)  I had to make a pit stop for fuel and passengers in Multan, and was soon back up and heading ...

8)  ... slumps over with a tummy ache, insisting that he's gotta make a pit stop at the bathroom.

9)  thing we had eaten all day was plane food and decided to make a pit stop at MacDonalds.

10)  Before meeting these legends, make a pit stop at the museum's gift shop to pick up one of my favorite coffee ...

11)  Make a pit stop off of Highway 94 and tour the Cranberry Center Museum.

12)  We make a pit stop to use the toilette.

13)  ... and let her know I had to make a pit stop at the restroom before we continued enjoying each other's company.

14)  ... he's driving will do the trick. Take a break: Making a pit stop for food or to stretch your legs?

15)  ... tearing up the Jersey Shore in a red convertible and making a pit stop in Brooklyn for deli sandwiches.

16)  It is still way off before the bus makes a pit stop for passengers to ease themselves.

17)  We made a pit stop, not even an hour after departing, at the irresistible picnic area at ...

18)  Two hours into our drive we made a pit stop in Pinole to meet my friend Nick Noble at his jumps.

19)  We arrived in France, made a pit stop in a Brussels gas station and arrived in Amsterdam one hour before 10am.

20)  We made a pit stop for a quick lunch before heading off to Burns Beach.