kick the tires love

Definitions

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  • v. To inspect something to ensure it meets expected standards or has favored characteristics, typically before committing to purchasing or otherwise selecting it.
  • v. To inspect a vehicle's tires by kicking them to check for defects or poor quality.

Etymologies

Early 20th century. Tires on early automobiles were made of thin rubber and were sometimes of poor quality, hence a prospective buyer might kick them to see how thick they were or if they would deflate. (Wiktionary)

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