Idiom of the Day out with someone special, just the two of you... and then someone unexpectedly “tags along” or joins you without asking? They are being “a third wheel.” (People like this are SO annoying!)
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Anyone who is part of a group who is not really invited or wanted to be there is a third wheel. It is like having a bicycle with an extra wheel. We used to say “fifth wheel” in reference to a car having an extra wheel, but as culture changes, so does language. 😊
“Caroline met Scott at the mall to get to know each other better. When Tiffany saw them, she joined them as a third wheel.”
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