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cruise control, on

adj,adv phr

Behaving or seeming to behave smoothly without conscious effort; On Automatic: In the 8th inning Clemens is on cruise control. Pitching with a 4–0 lead makes him all the more effective

[1980s+; fr Cruise Control, a trademark device for setting the speed of a car so that it does not vary and one does not need to touch the controls]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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