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Hoang Kha
What does the word "pit" mean? I try to keep my pit stops under ten seconds. I don't understand what is the meaning of the word "pit" in this sentence. Please explain to me! Thanks!
Oct 19, 2016 4:28 AM
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The term "pit stop" originates from car racing, but it can also be used as a slang term for going to the restroom. For example, if you're on a long road trip with friends, if you stop at a restaurant, someone might say, "I'm going to run in for a quick pit stop."
October 19, 2016
It is a reference to motor racing - a "pit stop" is when a car leaves the track part way through a race so that it can be checked before continuing :)
October 19, 2016
Thank you so much!
October 21, 2016
In a professional car race, the "pit" is where a driver in the race briefly stops for refueling or some repairs for a matter of seconds before re-entering the race. A crew of people are there to do the quick work or refueling. That's all it is. Once someone in the race drives into the "pit" and stops, we call that a "pit stop." That's where the expression comes from.
October 19, 2016
Hoang Kha
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