Subtitles section Play video Print subtitles Hi. The is Tutor Nick P and this is Noun Phrase 63. The noun phrase today is pit stop. Okay. Let's take a look at the note here. A pit stop is a pause or a short stop for food, fuel, bathroom breaks, etc. while on a long trip. Yeah. so you do hear this a lot in the US because a lot of people travel across the country. Those roads are really, really long. And if you were ever on the road for three or four hours. Sometimes you know, that you kind of need a pit stop somewhere along the way. Or more sometimes people are driving for days. So they will make quite a few pit stops. All right. Let's continue. Yeah. We have a second meaning and this is where I really think the meaning comes from. In motor racing a pit stop is a stop made at the pit. in order to refuel. Because of course they are racing around the track, so they are probably using a lt of fuel. and do any emergency maintenance. Yes. You have probably seen this in the movies. Or maybe you have actually seen some parts of events where they pull up and you have about ten guys as they... I think they actually say pit crew. That's the crew of people that are changing the oil. Changing tires. Fixing anything that needs to be fixed as quickly as possible so the racecar driver can get back into the race. All right. Let's continue. The word pit by itself can refer to the area beside a racetrack where cars stop for repairs and more gas. That's where we got the idea for pit stop. It actually comes from race car driving. Because on the side of the road that is referred to as the pit. All right and let's look at some typical examples. Number one. Let's make a pit stop at the next exit. I'm getting hungry. We should stop for lunch. Yeah. That is one way on a long trip. You might do that. Number two we need to make a pit stop at the next rest area. Yeah in the US we have a lot of these rest areas on the long roads. Usually they provide like a bathroom there. Sometimes they have a lot of vending machines. You know, if someone wants to pick up a snack or something. Or you could stop on the long trip and just stay there. Sometimes they have some picnic benches there or something like that, walk around and stretch your legs. If you are on a long trip maybe you could even take a small nap in your car. At one of these places. That is what they mean by a rest area. Let's continue. I really have to go to the bathroom. So a lot of people will look for that on those long roads. There will be signs rest area five miles away. All right. Let's continue . The last one here. That racecar driver had to make a pit stop to change his tires. . Again , this is where the idea of the whole phrase actually came from. Anyway. I hope you got it . I hope it was clear. Thank you for your time . Bye-bye.