To convey a customer and collect the fare without using the meter; highflag, ride the arm
[Cabdrivers; fr original vertical arm of the taxi meter, turned horizontal to start the meter]
not closely or intimately connected or associated; distant; remote: an arm’s-length relationship. adjective lacking intimacy or friendliness, esp when possessing some special connection, such as previous closeness: we now have an arm’s-length relationship (of commercial transactions) in accordance with market values, disregarding any connection such as common ownership of the companies involved
- Arm load
Chiefly Midland U.S. (def 1). Historical Examples He threw the hitching strap to Belshazzar, and ran into the express office with an arm load of boxes. The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter A tall man, with an arm load of socks in bundles, got on the car. The Crimson Thread Roy J. Snell Having executed his […]
Chiefly Midland U.S. (def 1). Contemporary Examples I saw a young guy striding down with an armload of wild fennel. Inside Spain’s Most Legendary Kitchen Katie Workman August 24, 2009 Historical Examples Marie Louise selected and bore away an armload, not of novels, but of books whose very backs had repelled her before. The Cup […]
- Arm ltd
arm ltd Advanced RISC Machines Ltd.