sleeping policeman


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sleeping policeman

n, pl -men
(Automotive Engineering) a bump built across roads, esp in housing estates, to deter motorists from speeding. Also: road hump
Translations

sleeping policeman

n (esp Brit) → dosso artificiale (per far diminuire la velocità)
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Sir Richard said: "I was heading down a hill when it suddenly got really dark and I managed to hit a sleeping policeman hump in the road head on.
Branson said: "I was heading down a hill when it suddenly got really dark and I managed to hit a sleeping policeman hump in the road head on.
Sleeping policeman Maybe that's the reason for their parlous state?
I chose a bed because speed humps are sometimes called sleeping policeman and I am a sleeping citizen.
They will be granted entry, providing they accept the biometric sleeping policeman that will pinpoint their movements throughout their entire life.