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Struggle bus

noun; compounding of struggle (n.) and bus (n.)
an imaginary bus representing a state of perpetual struggles or difficulties. A metaphor that relates physically riding a bus with going through hardships. Used with the same terminology of riding an actual bus: “on the struggle bus” or “riding the struggle bus”.
 
“I don’t have enough time to do all of these homework assignments. I’m on the struggle bus.”
Etymology : Struggle bus (n.) is a metaphor for the compound formed with struggle (n.) and bus (n.). Struggle (n.) 1690s from struggle (v.) with questionable origin. Some suggest from Dutch struikelen, German straucheln "to stumble". Bus (n.) is an abbreviation of omnibus (n.) 1829, "four-wheeled public vehicle with seats for passengers," from French (voiture) omnibus "(carriage) for all, common (conveyance)," from Latin omnibus "for all," dative plural of omnis "all". [etymonline]
Source : Rice University in September 2013
Last modified: 25 November 2013


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