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speed bump

Public health A traffic-calming device consisting of a 7–10-cm (3–4-inch) elevation on a road, which is made from plastic, rubber, asphalt or metal and designed to reduce the speed of vehicles passing over them to under 40 km/hour (25 miles/hour).

Sexology
A popular term for perianal and genital condylomas which may slow or alter the flow of sexual movement.
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Ben was in his girlfriend's car, travelling over a 5mph speedbump, when the lid slipped off the takeaway drink.
The continuing credit squeeze has created an unexpected new speedbump in America's road to a secure energy future.
Barry was barely over the first speedbump when the cheeky scally discretely flashed a V-sign in the direction of the want away skipper.
To them, changing it to ombudsperson was as unnecessary as changing the word woman to woperson, or changing the British phrase for speedbump from "sleeping policeman" to "sleeping policeperson." Yet the feminist usages have continued in the non-governmental sector, and in fact were greatly expanded by the founders of the Corporate Ombudsman Association in its literature.
And watch out for the strongman who tosses weights over his head with his teeth and then lets a four-wheel-drive use him as a human speedbump!
It has a Wolff reduced-power trigger-return spring and factory 92D hammer spring purchased from Langdon Tactical Technology (LTT); it's been retrofitted with an LTT Speedbump Trigger to reduce overtravel; the gun has been NP3'd, the lubricity factor of which does its bit to slick up trigger pulls.
Alternatively, if this seems to paint with too broad a brush, we might agree with Learned Hand that there is a sort of tax exceptionalism (100)--that there is some basic right to tax planning, to preserve private assets against state claims, and therefore, that efforts to restrain tax planning should have to overcome the "clear statement" speedbump.
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'He's upset, but he has a long career ahead of him and this is just a speedbump,' added Doyle.
* Speedbump. This wire device can snare a speeding car or light truck and bring it to a halt.
But what looked like an impossible mountain to climb during the crash of 2008 proved to be a mere speedbump. In its inimitable style, the emirate continued on its growth path with world-beating developments like the Dubai Mall, the Dubai Metro and FlyDubai airline becoming a reality in 2009.