burn rubber

burn rubber  {v. phr.},  {slang}
1. To start up a car or a motorcycle from dead stop so fast that the tires leave a mark on the road.
The neighborhood drag racers burned a lot of rubber — look at the marks on the road!
2. To leave in a hurry.
I guess I am going to have to burn rubber.
Categories: {slang} {v. phr.}