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  1. Commute: Commute is used as both a noun and a verb. I commute by train and my commute takes an hour and a half.
  2. Get stuck: When you get stuck, you are unable to move to or from a place.
  3. Traffic jam: A traffic jam is a condition when there are so many cars on a particular road that the average speed is much less than usual.
  4. Nowhere to park: English has a lot of words and phrases that we use in conversations which are an exaggeration of the situation. Nowhere to park literally means zero places to park, but the conversational meaning is that it is very difficult to find a place to park.
  5. Parking lot: A parking lot is a place to stop your car.
  6. Street parking: Street parking is a place to stop your car along street.
  7. Commercial vehicle: A commercial vehicle is a car or truck used for business purposes.
  8. Commuter train: A commuter is a person who travels to and from work or school, so a commuter train is a train which is often set up to bring workers from the suburbs to the city.
  9. Feed the meter: When you feed the meter, you put money into a parking meter.
  10. Hop on: Hop on means to board a train, bus, plane, etc.
  11. Get a seat: Here, get means to obtain. Get a seat means to be able to sit down.
  12. Door to door: Door to door means the time or distance from the door of your house to the door of your workplace or school.