Burn rubber

Definition

Burn rubber is an idiom that means to drive a vehicle very quickly or to accelerate a vehicle rapidly.

Examples

He was so eager to get to the party that he burned rubber out of the driveway!

She burned rubber all the way to the store to get there in time.

He pulled away from the starting line and burned rubber.

I heard him burning rubber as he drove away.

Origin

The term ‘burn rubber’ originates from the sound of a car’s tires spinning quickly on the pavement.

FAQs

What does it mean to burn rubber?

Burning rubber is an idiom that means to drive a vehicle very quickly or to accelerate a vehicle rapidly.

Where does the term ‘burn rubber’ come from?

The term ‘burn rubber’ originates from the sound of a car’s tires spinning quickly on the pavement.