buggy whip

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Noun1.buggy whip - a horsewhip once used by a driver of a buggybuggy whip - a horsewhip once used by a driver of a buggy; "since buggies have been replaced by cars the buggy whip has become a symbol for anything that is hopelessly outmoded"
horsewhip - a whip for controlling horses
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Henry Ford's Model T put a lot of buggy whip makers out of business even though they were doing everything right.
Dale told him 'If you want to get into a business with the same growth potential as pipeline construction, I will buy you a buggy whip business.
Additionally she was employed selling Avon, worked as a waitress at many local restaurants including Aunt Mary's, Mooskian's, and The Buggy Whip.
going to the Congregation for the Clergy, but word to the wise: In the Francis era, personnel rumors have the approximate value of buggy whip stock.
They set out to develop new rules for the buggy whip industry
After concluding our transaction, mom and pop and I went for a walk in the neighborhood and decided to stop in at the buggy whip shop to see what new styles of buggy whips the shop was now selling.
The classic example has always been the buggy whip manufacturers of the early 20th century that were put out of business by the advent of the automobile.
But paper may soon go the way of the buggy whip, said Craig Beattie, a United Kingdom-based analyst at Celent.
If the government required that 25 percent of cars be replaced by horse-drawn carriages, that also would create certain jobs (in buggy whip production, for example), while destroying or forestalling others.
With the advent of online job search sites, cover letters and resumes submitted by mail have gone the way of the buggy whip.
Keep your eyes open as you do not want to be the buggy whip of tomorrow.