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  • n. Plural form of L-plate.


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  • In the past 10 days, we have seen him throw off the L-plates.

    Ten days in which we saw Ed Miliband throw off his L-plates | Andrew Rawnsley

  • This is about as close as Johnson will ever come to publicly acknowledging it took him a lengthy period of time to discard his managerial L-plates.

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  • My friends had been warned that as this was a non-hen night, strippers, L-plates, chicken costumes, weird headgear, matching T-shirts or other horrorshow props were strictly prohibited.


  • Marie (the bride) was bedecked, as is the norm on these occasions, with L-plates and a veil and a bikini made out of sweets.

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  • Finally, with half an hour before Ryan was due at work, he had the card, Oli had L-plates up, and Rye had my keys in his hot little hand!

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  • True to the TAC's instructions that Learner drivers need experience in ALL conditions, Ryan carefully braved the slippery slope behind Oli's wheel - the L-plates prompting an amused outburst from the parking attendant.

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  • The man is expected to be charged with conduct endangering life, driving in a dangerous manner, failure to display L-plates and a failure to indicate. | Top Stories

  • Prince William has driven his newly titled bride the Duchess of Cambridge from Buckingham Palace to Clarence House in a car festooned with balloons and L-plates.

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  • Cities such as Brighton and Newcastle have become hotspots for gaggles of young women, shuttled around from pub to pub in rented limousines, dressed with veils, L-plates and brandishing the odd phallic accessory.

    BBC News - Home

  • The RAC said motorists without a full licence were automatically uninsured if they broke strict laws about having L-plates and a qualified driver over 21 in the passenger seat.

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