Discipline is necessary for good upbringing, as in She lets Richard get away with anything—spare the rod, you know. This adage appears in the Bible (Proverbs 13:24) and made its way into practically every proverb collection. It originally referred to corporal punishment. It is still quoted, often in shortened form, and today does not necessarily mean physical discipline.
noun 1. a tire used or kept available as an emergency replacement on a vehicle. 2. Informal. excess fat around the waistline. spanking Fat around one’s middle, as in He’s determined to lose ten pounds and that spare tire he’s acquired. This expression transfers the term for an extra tire carried in cars in case […]
- Spare tyre
noun 1. an additional tyre, usually mounted on a wheel, carried by a motor vehicle in case of puncture 2. (Brit, slang, jocular) a deposit of fat just above the waist
sparganoma spar·ga·no·ma (spär’gə-nō’mə) n. A localized mass resulting from sparganosis.
sparganosis spar·ga·no·sis (spär’gə-nō’sĭs) n. pl. spar·ga·no·ses (-sēz) Infection with the plerocercoid of certain tapeworms, usually in a dermal sore resulting from direct contact with the flesh of an infected host.