Move over to give way for someone

Jeepster

Senior Member
Not once in France was I held up for a second by inatten-tive or bigoted driving. But in Britain that’s the norm. Move over? For someone in a big, fast, loud car with white stripes on the bonnet? No chance. That might imply that he’s better than me . . . And to think, James May calls the French communists

J. Clarkson. The Top Gear Years

1. Move over to give way for someone in a big, fast, loud car with white stripes on the bonnet or someone in a big, fast, loud car with white stripes on the bonnet is to give way for someone and refused?
2. If the former,could that someone with strips be some special car? Police?
 
  • Beryl from Northallerton

    Senior Member
    British English
    He means that, whilst driving, French drivers are nice to you despite your driving a car that some might view as superior ... they might be envious, but it doesn't show up in their driving.

    What do you mean by 'who stands on who'?
     
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