- n plBritishbrakes. Originally part of the jargon of pre-war professional drivers. The term was popular with some middle-class motorists throughout the 1950s and 1960s, usually in the phrase 'slam on the anchors', meaning to brake sud-denly. It now sounds rather dated.
Contemporary slang . 2014.
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