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04-08-2011 04:10 AM  6 years agoPost 1
JoseA

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I've seen one of these fall off the back of a truck!

Have you ever heard this or made this statement when describing the durability of any one particular item?

I mean really... Was the person who "saw" it "fall off the back of a truck" in the bed of the truck that it "fell" out of? or were you following the truck that it "fell out of" in another vehicle behind the truck that it "fell out of"?

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04-08-2011 04:18 AM  6 years agoPost 2
ESWLFSE

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I never heard the expression.

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04-08-2011 04:19 AM  6 years agoPost 3
jphilli

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I've heard the phrase used when somebody stole something. For example:

"Hey, where'd you get that T.V.?" - Person A

"Fell off the back of a truck." - Person B

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04-08-2011 04:25 AM  6 years agoPost 4
JoseA

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Pretty much any time I heard that expression was when someone was describing the durability of an item. "I've seen these things fall off the back of a truck and they "it" still worked!". I know the "stolen" aspect of this phrase but that is not what I am refering to...

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04-08-2011 04:50 AM  6 years agoPost 5
the collective

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I've only ever heard the "falling off a truck" expression in the context of stolen goods, but I have heard the expression "run over by a truck" used top describe durability... like "you could run it over with a truck and you won't break it"

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04-08-2011 10:29 AM  6 years agoPost 6
wrongler

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It can also refer to something that is damaged,wrecked, or not in good condition, "looks like it fell off the back of a truck"!

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04-08-2011 04:49 PM  6 years agoPost 7
Fred Stone

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Fell off the back of a lorry" means it's nicked.

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04-08-2011 10:46 PM  6 years agoPost 8
Chickenrun

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Ok Fred Stone you beat me to it ...

If it fell off the back of a truck it means Stolen

Or here in the UK we say ...

"it fell off the back of a Lorry"

Never heard of the phrase regarding the durability of a item falling off the back of a truck

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04-08-2011 11:11 PM  6 years agoPost 9
Heliguychris

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In this little corner of the world, " fell off the back of a truck" is usally followed by a and an unbeleivably low price.

Licensed (CASA) UAV operator certificate holder 1-YFOF5-01 www.helicamaerial.com.au

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04-08-2011 11:47 PM  6 years agoPost 10
JeffKollin

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I crashed my heli once before, it looked like it fell off the back of a truck....

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04-09-2011 02:20 AM  6 years agoPost 11
Heliguychris

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We`d say that it would " look like it got run over by a truck"

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04-09-2011 03:07 AM  6 years agoPost 12
Spitfire1

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Its good when things fall of the back of a truck, everyone wins

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04-09-2011 08:12 AM  6 years agoPost 13
Chickenrun

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" look like it got run over by a truck"
Now that make sense

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04-09-2011 12:00 PM  6 years agoPost 14
ESWLFSE

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I've used "you could run it over with a truck" to describe my packaging abilities and "it looks like it was run over with a truck" in reference to boxes received from UPS.

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04-09-2011 08:04 PM  6 years agoPost 15
TheWoodCrafter

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Costa Mesa, Ca.

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I have heard of "fell off the back of a turnip truck" to describe how stupid or gullible someone was.

Thanks, TheWoodCrafter

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04-09-2011 10:41 PM  6 years agoPost 16
AirWolfRC

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I was driving along the 105 in LA last month and refrigerator "fell off the back of a truck". . . literally. I was right behind that truck. Missed it by "that much".

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04-10-2011 03:12 AM  6 years agoPost 17
RCHSF

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NC

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I actually jumped off the back of a truck, my dads old truck, he was going about 30mph. Thought I could do a shortcut through the field and beat them to the house. Needless to say, I ended up with a skull full of gravels, and a skinned arse. Soon as my feet hit the dirt road, I cut a somerset. Want try that one again.

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04-10-2011 04:48 PM  6 years agoPost 18
JasonJ

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I've only ever heard that term used in the context of stolen items. I have heard "Looks like it got hit by a Mac truck" in the context of something being really damaged.

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