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Chris -- 2015-05-30

#1 2006-05-14 00:54:02

From: Winchester Massachusetts
Registered: 2005-10-25
Posts: 674

'primp (one's) ride' for 'pimp (one's) ride'

To ‘pimp your ride’ is, idiomatically, to customize your car, in the gaudy style that might appeal to a pimp. ‘Pimp My Ride’ also is, or was, the name of a TV series about fixing up cars. To primp is to dress or groom with attention to detail, so there’s much overlap in meaning. About 4k ghits, e.g.,

It’s never too late to primp your ride , long after your car has left the showroom . … ar?mode=PF

There are many fabulous prizes such as a weekend fly fishing in the high country, a “primp your ride” package, a hot tub package, as well as wonderful GBC … … 047652138d

I’ve taken my mazda protege and tricked it out like I’m on primp my ride or somethin.



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