Transportation – a particular movement of an organism or thing from a point A to the Point B. Modes of transport include air, land (rail and road), water, cable, pipeline, and space. The field can be divided into infrastructure, vehicles, and operations.

The following idioms are related to transportation and the like which are commonly used by many people either in lyrics of the songs, blogs, newspapers, etc.

Get ready, and here are some of the examples of transportation idioms.


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at a crossroads
* a situation that requires some important choice must be made.


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at fork in the road
* a deciding moment in life or history when a major choice of options is required.


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backseat driver
* an annoying person who is fond of giving advice to the person performing a task or doing something, especially when the advice is either wrong or unwelcome.


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cart before horse
* to do things out of the proper order.

clear the decks
* to prepare for a task by getting rid of or tidying up anything that might hinder the process.


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cool your jets!
* to calm oneself down; to become less agitated.

country mile
* a long distance, especially when one expects it to be shorter.


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fifth wheel
* an extra and unnecessary person or thing.


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Go off the rails
* to start behaving in a way that is not generally acceptable, especially dishonestly or illegally.

highways and byways
* major and minor roads.

I have lost my train of thought
* to forget what you were thinking about, to forget an argument that you were making.


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in the driver’s seat
* In control, in a position of authority.


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like ships that pass in the night
* people who meet once or twice by chance for a short time then do not see each other again.


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middle of the roads
* someone or something that are very ordinary, and not unusual, exciting, or extreme.

my way or the highway
* used to say that somebody else has either to agree with your opinion or to leave.

off the back of a lorry
* stolen goods


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off the beaten track/path
* a place where few people go, far from any main roads and towns.

on the right/wrong track
* to be doing something in a way that will bring good/bad results; to be thinking in the right/wrong way.

right up my alley/street
* the kind of thing you like or know about.

road rage
* anger or violence towards other drivers.

Ship someone off
* to send someone away somewhere.


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That ship has sailed.
* an opportunity is already lost.


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You don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
* you should not do again work that has already been done by other people.


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You drive me round the bend.
* to make someone angry or tired.


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