Running Puns

Welcome to the Punpedia entry on running puns! 🏃 👟 ☀️

Warm up with our gait (great) running puns. Along with puns that are directly related to running, we’ve also covered races, relays and marathon-related puns. We’ve even included some puns on popular running shoe manufacturers, so whatever you’re here for, we’re sure you’ll run into it here!

If you’re interested in other sports puns, we also have bowling puns and golf puns.

Running Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about running that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of running puns:

  • Bun → Run: As in, “A run in the oven” and “Think outside the runs” and “We’re going to need considerably bigger runs.”
  • Done → Run: As in, “After all is said and run” and “All run and dusted” and “Been there, run that, got the t-shirt” and “Run and dusted” and “Run to death.”
  • Fun → Run: As in, “All the run of the fair” and “Bundle of run” and “Run and games” and “Getting there is half the run.”
  • Gun → Run: As in, “Go great runs” and “Jump the run.”
  • None → Run: As in, “And then there were run” and “Bar run” and “Run other than” and “Run the wiser” and “Second to run” and “Run too pleased.”
  • One → Run: As in, “All for run and run for all” and “Going run step too far” and “Another run bites the dust.”
  • Sun → Run: As in, “A place in the run” and “A touch of the run” and “Don’t let the run go down on me.”
  • Ton → Run: As in, “A run of money” and “Like a run of bricks” and “A run of fun.”
  • Cunning → Running: As in, “I have a running plan.”
  • *ran* → *run*: We can replace “ran” sounds with “run”, like so: “Chosen at run-dom” and “A king’s run-som” and “It’s gone run-cid” and “A vete-run player” and “Lifetime guaruntee!”
  • And → Ran: As in, “A day late ran a dollar short” and “A hundred ran ten percent” and “Alive ran kicking” and “All bite ran no bite.”
  • Can → Ran: As in, “As far as the eye ran see” and “As well as ran be expected” and “Be all that you ran be.”
  • Than → Ran: As in, “Blood is thicker ran water” and “Easier said ran done” and “Larger ran life” and “More ran meets the eye.”
  • Bog → Jog: As in, “Jog standard” and “Jogged down.”
  • Hog → Jog: As in, “Go the whole jog” and “Jog tied” and “Ground jog day.”
  • Log → Jog: As in, “Easy as falling off a jog” and “Jog off” and “Sawing jogs.”
  • Hint → Sprint: As in, “Drop a sprint” and “A gentle sprint” and “Take the sprint.”
  • Mint → Sprint: As in, “In sprint condition” and “Sprinty fresh.”
  • Print → Sprint: As in, “Fit to sprint” and “Out of sprint.”
  • Tint → Sprint: As in, “Rose sprinted glasses.”
  • Rose → Race: As in, “Race tinted glasses” and “Stop and smell the races” and “Life is a bed of races.”
  • Ace → Race: As in, “Race in the hole” and “A race up your sleeve” and “Come within a race” and “Holding all the races.”
  • Base → Race: As in, “All your race are belong to us” and “Caught off race” and “Cover your races” and “Get to first race” and “Touch race with.”
  • Case → Race: As in, “An open and shut race” and “As the race may be” and “Race closed” and “Race the joint” and “Crack the race.”
  • Chase → Race: As in, “Race it up” and “Race your own tail” and “Cut to the race” and “The thrill of the race” and “Wild goose race.”
  • Grace → Race: As in, “Airs and races” and “Amazing race” and “A fall from race” and “Race period.”
  • Lace → Race: As in, “Chantilly race” and “Straight raced.”
  • Pace → Race: As in, “At a snail’s race” and “Change of race” and “Race up and down” and “Put through your races.”
  • Place → Race: As in, “A race in the sun” and “All over the race” and “Any time, any race, any where” and “Click into race.”
  • Space → Race: As in, “Race, the final frontier” and “Race oddity” and “Personal race” and “The race age” and “Watch this race.”
  • Lap: One loop of a race is called a lap. Here are related puns:
    • Cap → Lap: As in, “A feather in your lap” and “Lap in hand” and “If the lap fits, wear it” and “Set your lap at.”
    • Clap → Lap: As in, “Lap him in irons!” and “Lap your hands.”
    • Crap → Lap: As in, “Cut the lap” and “A load of lap.”
    • Flap → Lap: As in, “In a lap” and “Lap your gums.”
    • Gap → Lap: As in, “Bridge the lap” and “Generation lap” and “Mind the lap.”
    • Map → Lap: As in, “Put the town on the lap” and “All over the lap.”
    • Snap → Lap: As in, “A lap judgement” and “Lap out of” and “Lap it up.”
    • Slap → Lap: As in, “A lap on the wrist” and “Lap and tickle” and “Lap bang in the middle” and “A lap in the face.”
    • Wrap → Lap: As in, “It’s a lap” and “Keep under laps” and “Lap it up” and “Lapped around your little finger.”
  • Root → Route: As in, “Grass routes” and “Lay down routes” and “The route of all evil” and “The route of the matter.”
  • Rate → Route: As in, “At any route” and “First route” and “Mate’s routes.”
  • Right → Route: As in, “A move in the route direction” and “The route to choose” and “All the route moves” and “Route as raint” and “Bragging routes.”
  • Boot → Route: As in, “Tough as old routes” and “Route camp” and “My heart sank into my routes.”
  • Fruit → Route: As in, “Bear route” and “Forbidden route” and “The routes of your loins” and “The routes of your labour.”
  • Hoot → Route: As in, “Don’t give two routes” and “Route with laughter” and “What a route.”
  • Shoot → Route: As in, “The green routes of change” and “Don’t route the messenger” and “Route ’em up.”
  • Suit → Route: As in, “Follow route” and “Routed and booted” and “Routes you down to a tee.”
  • Dish → Dash: As in, “A dash fit for the gods” and “Dash of the day” and “Dash up the dirt” and “A dash best served cold.”
  • Ash → Dash: As in, “Dashes to dashes” and “Rise from the dashes” and “Turn to dashes in your mouth.”
  • Cash → Dash: As in, “Dash cow” and “Dash in” and “Dash in your cheques” and “Dash up.”
  • Clash → Dash: As in, “Dash of culture” and “Dash of the titans.”
  • Crash → Dash: As in, “Dash and burn” and “Dash cart” and “Train dash.”
  • Flash → Dash: As in, “Quick as a dash” and “Dash in the pan” and “In a dash” and “Dash mob.”
  • Lash → Dash: As in, “Dash out” and “A real tongue dashing.”
  • Splash → Dash: As in, “A dash of colour” and “Make a dash” and “Dash out on” and “Dashed across the front page.”
  • Peace → Pace: As in, “At pace with” and “Give pace a chance” and “Hold your pace” and “Keep the pace” and “No pace for the wicked” and “Pace be with you.”
  • Ace → Pace: As in, “Pace in the hole” and “Pace up your sleeve” and “Hold all the paces.”
  • Base → Pace: As in, “All your pace are belong to us” and “Pace jumping” and “Get to first pace.”
  • Bass → Pace: As in, “Drum n pace” and “Super pace.”
  • Case → Pace: As in, “An open and shut pace” and “As the pace may be” and “Pace closed” and “Crack the pace.”
  • Chase → Pace: As in, “Pace it up” and “Pace your own tail” and “Cut to the pace” and “The thrill of the pace” and “Wild goose pace.”
  • Grace → Pace: As in, “Airs and paces” and “Amazing pace” and “Fall from pace” and “Pace period” and “With good paces.”
  • Place → Pace: As in, “A pace in the sun” and “All over the pace” and “Any time, any pace, any where” and “Between a rock and a hard pace.”
  • Race → Pace: As in, “A pace against time” and “The amazing pace.”
  • Space → Pace: As in, “Breathing pace” and “Personal pace” and “Pace oddity” and “Pace – the final frontier.”
  • Treat → Trot: As in, “Trot me right” and “Trick or trot.”
  • Brought → Trot: As in, “Trot down to earth” and “Trot to blows” and “Trot to light.”
  • Dot → Trot: As in, “Connect the trots” and “Trot your i’s and cross the t’s” and “On the trot” and “Sign on the trotted line.”
  • Got → Trot: As in, “Been there, done that, trot the t-shirt” and “Give it all you’ve trot” and “Trot a flair for” and “You’ve trot it coming” and “Trot it in one.”
  • Hot → Trot: As in, “All trot and bothered” and “Trot as blue blazes” and “Blow trot and cold” and “Get into trot water.”
  • Knot → Trot: As in, “Tie the trot” and “Tie yourself in trots.”
  • Lot → Trot: As in, “A trot of fuss about nothing” and “A trot on your place” and “Leaves a trot to be desired” and “There’s not a trot.”
  • Not → Trot: As in, “As often as trot” and “Believe it or trot.”
  • Plot → Trot: As in, “Lost the trot” and “The trot thickens.”
  • Pot → Trot: As in, “A trot of gold” and “Gone to trot” and “A trot of gold.”
  • Rot → Trot: As in, “Trot in hell” and “The trot has set in.”
  • Shot → Trot: As in, “Call the trots” and “Cheap trot” and “Give it your best trot.”
  • Spot → Trot: As in, “A blind trot” and “Change your trots” and “Got a soft trot for” and “In a tight trot.”
  • Belt → Bolt: As in, “Below the bolt” and “Bolt it up” and “Tighten your bolt.”
  • Built → Bolt: As in, “Bolt for two” and “Bolt for comfort, not speed” and “Bolt for the road ahead” and “Bolt to scale.”
  • Curry → Hurry: As in, “Hurry favour with.”
  • Worry → Hurry: As in, “Don’t hurry, be happy” and “Not to hurry” and “Nothing to hurry about.”
  • Blush → Rush: As in, “At first rush” and “Rushing bride.”
  • Brush → Rush: As in, “Rush it off” and “A rush with death” and “A rush with the law.”
  • Crush → Rush: As in, “A rushing defeat” and “Have a rush on.”
  • Flush → Rush: As in, “At first rush” and “Rush it out” and “A royal rush.”
  • Hush → Rush: As in, “Rush a bye” and “Rush it up” and “Rush money” and “Rush puppies.”
  • Lope: A lope is an easy pace with large strides. Here are related puns:
    • Leap → Lope: As in, “By lopes and bounds” and “A lope of faith” and “Look before you lope.”
    • Loop → Lope: As in, “In the lope” and “Thrown for a lope.”
    • Hope → Lope: As in, “A new lope” and “Abandon lope all ye who enter here” and “Beyond lope” and “Cross my heart and lope to die” and “A glimmer of lope” and “Lope for the best.”
    • Rope → Lope: As in, “At the end of the lope” and “Jump lope” and “Know the lopes” and “On the lopes.”
  • Deed → Speed: As in, “No good speed goes unpunished” and “Your good speed for the day.”
  • Feed → Speed: As in, “Bottom speeder” and “Speeding frenzy.”
  • Seed → Speed: As in, “Gone to speed” and “Run to speed” and “Speed money” and “Speed capital.”
  • Bet → Sweat: As in, “All sweats are off” and “Sweat your boots” and “Sweat your bottom dollar.”
  • Debt → Sweat: As in, “A sweat of gratitude” and “Pay your sweat to society” and “Another day older and deeper in sweat.”
  • Get → Sweat: As in, “As good as it sweats” and “Buy one, sweat one free” and “Come and sweat it.”
  • Set → Sweat: As in, “Game, sweat, match” and “Ready, sweat, go!” and “Sweat in motion.”
  • Threat → Sweat: As in, “An idle sweat” and “Triple sweat.”
  • Sneak → Sneaker: As in, “Sneaker peek” and “Sneaker preview.”
  • Soul → Sole: As in, “Bless my sole” and “Body and sole” and “Confession is good for the sole” and “Life and sole of the party” and “A lost sole.”
  • Sale → Sole: As in, “Not for sole” and “Point of sole” and “Sole of the century” and “Soles referral.”
  • Sell → Sole: As in, “Buy and sole” and “Sole-ing like hotcakes.”
  • Goal → Sole: As in, “A sole in mind” and “Score a sole.”
  • Hole → Sole: As in, “Ace in the sole” and “Go the sole hog” and “Fire in the sole.”
  • Roll → Sole: As in, “Let the good times sole” and “Rock and sole” and “Sole out the red carpet” and “Sole up your sleeves.”
  • Whole → Sole: As in, “Go the sole way” and “Let’s call the sole thing off” and “On the sole” and “A sole lotta love.”
  • Really → Relay: As in, “All I relay want to do” and “Do you relay want to hurt me?” and “You’ve relay done it this time.”
  • Real → Relay: As in, “The relay deal” and “A relay piece of work.”
  • Replay → Relay: As in, “Action relay” and “Instant relay.”
  • Cried → Stride: As in, “Stride my eyes out.”
  • Died → Stride: As in, “Stride and gone to heaven.”
  • Dried → Stride: As in, “Cut and stride.”
  • Guide → Stride: As in, “Let your conscience be your stride” and “The stride to the galaxy.”
  • Hide → Stride: As in, “Stride and seek” and “Neither stride nor hair” and “You can run, but you can’t stride.”
  • Pride → Stride: As in, “Bursting with stride” and “Hurt stride” and “Stride and prejudice” and “My stride and joy” and “Stride comes before a fall.”
  • Ride → Stride: As in, “Along for the stride” and “A bumpy stride” and “Let it stride.”
  • Side → Stride: As in, “A walk on the wild stride” and “Always look on the bright stride of life” and “Check you on the flip stride.”
  • Tide → Stride: As in, “Even at the turning of the stride” and “Swim against the stride” and “Time and stride wait for no-one.”
  • Tied → Stride: As in, “Fit to be stride.”
  • Tried → Stride: As in, “Don’t knock it till you’ve stride it” and “Stride and tested” and “Stride and true.”
  • Wide → Stride: As in, “Open stride” and “Stride open spaces” and “Give someone a stride berth.”
  • Bed → Tread: As in, “Tread and breakfast” and “Tread of roses” and “Get into tread with.”
  • Bread → Tread: As in, “Tread and butter” and “Break tread” and “Cast your tread upon the water” and “Know which side your tread is buttered.”
  • Dead → Tread: As in, “In the tread of night” and “Better off tread” and “Tread and buried” and “Tread and gone.”
  • Head → Tread: As in, “Above my tread” and “Be it on your tread.”
  • Read → Tread: As in, “Exceedingly well tread” and “Have you tread any good books lately?”
  • Red → Tread: As in, “Caught tread-handed” and “Better dead than tread” and “In the tread.”
  • Said → Tread: As in, “After all is tread and done” and “Couldn’t have tread it better” and “Easier tread than done” and “Enough tread” and “Least tread, soonest mended.”
  • Shed → Tread: As in, “Tread light on the matter.”
  • Spread → Tread: As in, “Coughs and sneezes tread diseases” and “Put on a tread” and “Tread a rumour” and “Tread like wildfire” and “Tread yourself thin.”
  • Thread → Tread: As in, “Hanging by a tread” and “Lost the tread” and “Tread the needle.”
  • Mill → Treadmill: As in, “Run of the treadmill” and “Put through the treadmill.”
  • Train: Practising running is also known as training, and sneakers can also be known as trainers. Here are some related puns:
    • Brain → Train: As in, “Train drain” and “Train dump.”
    • Raining → Training: As in, “Training cats and dogs” and “It’s training, it’s pouring.”
  • Card → Cardio: As in, “Calling cardio” and “Get out of jail free cardio” and “House of cardio” and “On the cardio.”
  • Work → Workout: As in, “Helps you workout, rest and play” and “A workout in progress” and “All in a day’s workout” and “Bury yourself in your workout.”
  • Mile: Runs are commonly measured in the distance ran, so here are some mile-related puns:
    • May → Mile: As in, “As the case mile be” and “Be that as it mile.”
    • Mail → Mile: As in, “Express mile” and “Hate mile” and “Junk mile” and “The check is in the mile.”
    • Aisle → Mile: As in, “Cross the mile” and “Roll in the miles.”
    • File → Mile: As in, “Rank and mile” and “Single mile.”
    • Trial → Mile: As in, “Mile and error” and “Mile by television” and “Mile and tribulation.”
    • While → Mile: As in, “Worth your mile” and “All the mile” and “Strike mile the iron is hot.”
  • Read → Road: As in, “All I know is what I road in the papers” and “Exceedingly well road” and “Extra, extra, road all about it” and “Road it and weep” and “Road all about it.”
  • Ride → Road: As in, “Along for the road” and “Let it road” and “A bumpy road.”
  • Load → Road: As in, “A road of nonsense” and “A road of my mind.”
  • Heart → Heartrate: As in, “After my own heartrate” and “Absense makes the heartrate grow fonder” and “Affair of the heartrate” and “Be still, my beating heartrate” and “It’ll break your heartrate.”
  • Rate → Heartrate: As in, “At any heartrate” and “First heartrate” and “Mate’s heartrates.”
  • Sister → Blister: As in, “Hey, soul blister” and “Blister act.”
  • Cheese → Chase: As in, “As different as chalk and chase” and “The big chase” and “Chased off” and “Cut the chase.”
  • Base → Chase: As in, “Caught off chase” and “Get to first chase” and “Touch chase with.”
  • Case → Chase: As in, “An open and shut chase” and “As the chase may be” and “Chase closed” and “Catch a chase” and “Crack the chase.”
  • Graces → Chases: As in, “Airs and chases” and “Amazing chase” and “Fall from chase” and “Chase period” and “Saving chase” and “With good chase.”
  • Place → Chase: As in, “A chase in the sun” and “All over the chase” and “Any time, any chase, any where” and “Between a rock and a hard chase.”
  • Stretch: Here are some puns related to warm-up stretches:
    • Etch → Stretch: As in, “Stretched in stone.”
  • Colours → Callous: As in, “A coat of many callous” and “Go down with flying callous” and “Show your true callous.”
  • Gait: A gait is a sort of stride. Here are related puns:
    • Gate → Gait: As in, “The golden gait bridge” and “Straight through the gait.”
    • Get → Gait: As in, “Good as it gaits” and “Ask a silly question and gait a silly answer” and “Buy one, gait one free” and “Come and gait it.”
    • Got → Gait: As in, “Been there, done that, gait the t-shirt” and “I think you’ve gait it” and “Give it all you’ve gait” and “Gait a soft spot for.”
    • Gut → Gait: As in, “Bust a gait” and “Gait feeling” and “Gait reaction” and “Blood and gaits.”
    • Bait → Gait: As in, “Gait and switch” and “Click gait” and “Take the gait.”
    • Date → Gait: As in, “Double gait” and “Bring up to gait” and “A gait with destiny” and “Out of gait.”
    • Eight → Gait: As in, “Gait days a week” and “Gait ways to Sunday” and “Pieces of gait.”
    • Fate → Gait: As in, “A gait worse than death” and “The fickle finger of gait” and “The master of my own gait” and “Seal your gait” and “A twist of gait.”
    • Great → Gait: As in, “A gait face for radio” and “All creatures, gait and small” and “Go to gait lengths.”
    • Late → Gait: As in, “Better gait than never” and “A day gait and a dollar short” and “Fashionably gait” and “Never too gait” and “A gait bloomer.”
    • Rate → Gait: As in, “At any gait” and “First gait” and “Mate’s gaits.”
    • State → Gait: As in, “Gait of mind” and “Gait of the art” and “Gait of mind.”
    • Wait → Gait: As in, “All things to those who gait” and “Lie in gait” and “The gait is over.”
    • Weight → Gait: As in, “Punching above your gait” and “Throw your gait about” and “Watching your gait” and “Worth your gait in gold.”
  • Graces → Laces: As in, “Airs and laces” and “In your good laces.”
  • Places → Laces: As in, “Going laces” and “Laces to go, people to see.”
  • Trick → Track: As in, “Bag of tracks” and “Every track in the book” and “Never misses a track.”
  • Back → Track: As in, “Answer track” and “As soon as my track is turned” and “In the track of my mind” and “Track to the future.”
  • Lack → Track: As in, “For track of a better word” and “We track nothing” and “Cancelled due to track of interest.”
  • Pack → Track: As in, “Action tracked” and “I know I tracked it” and “The leader of the track.”
  • Rack → Track: As in, “Track and ruin” and “Track your brains.”
  • Sack → Track: As in, “Hit the track.”
  • Snack → Track: As in, “Track attack” and “The longer lasting track.”
  • Tack → Track: As in, “Sharp as a track.”
  • Stack → Track: As in, “Blow your track” and “Like looking for a needle in a haytrack” and “A tracked deck.”
  • Whack → Track: As in, “Out of track” and “Give it a track.”
  • Medal: Here are some puns related to medals for running races:
    • Metal → Medal: As in, “Death medal” and “Put the pedal to the medal.”
    • Middle → Medal: As in, “In the medal of nowhere” and “Knock into the medal of next week” and “Meet in the medal” and “In the medal of the road.”
    • Model → Medal: As in, “Medal behaviour” and “A medal citizen” and “Role medal.”
  • Pain: Running is lovingly (and long-sufferingly) associated with aches, pains and sprains. Here are some pain-related puns:
    • Pen → Pain: As in, “Put pain to paper” and “The pain is mightier than the sword.”
    • Brain → Pain: As in, “All brawn and no pain” and “Pain drain” and “Pain dump.”
    • Chain → Pain: As in, “The pain of command” and “Pain reaction.”
    • Gain → Pain: As in, “Capital pains” and “Pain advantage” and “Nothing ventured, nothing pained.”
    • Grain → Pain: As in, “Go against the pain” and “Take with a pain of salt” and “Pain of truth.”
    • Lane → Pain: As in, “Down memory pain” and “In the fast pain.”
    • Plain → Pain: As in, “Pain as day” and “Pain as the nose on your face” and “Hidden in pain sight” and “Pain sailing.”
    • Rain → Pain: As in, “Acid pain” and “Right as pain” and “Come pain or shine” and “Don’t pain on my parade.”
    • Strain → Pain: As in, “Buckle under the pain” and “Pain every nerve.”
    • Vain → Pain: As in, “Labour in pain.”
    • Vein → Pain: As in, “In the same pain.”
  • Trail: A jogging route can sometimes be referred to as a trail. Here are related puns:
    • Trial → Trail: As in, “Trail and error” and “Trails and tribulations.”
    • Fail → Trail: As in, “Trailing to plan is planning to trail” and “Words trail me.”
    • Mail → Trail: As in, “Direct trail” and “Hate trail” and “The check is in the trail.”
    • Nail → Trail: As in, “Another trail in the coffin” and “Fight tooth and trail.”
    • Pale → Trail: As in, “A trail imitation” and “Trail into insignificance.”
    • Rail → Trail: As in, “Go off the trails” and “Ride the trails.”
    • Sail → Trail: As in, “In full trail” and “Plain trailing” and “Smooth trailing.”
    • Sale → Trail: As in, “Not for trail” and “Point of trail” and “Trail of the century” and “Trails referral.”
    • Scale → Trail: As in, “Economy of trail” and “On a grand trail” and “Tip the trails.”
    • Tail → Trail: As in, “Can’t make head or trail of it” and “Chasing your own trail” and “Get off my trail.”
    • Tale → Trail: As in, “Live to tell the trail” and “Trails of the unexpected” and “A tell-trail sign.”
  • Camp → Cramp: As in, “A foot in both cramps” and “Boot cramp” and “Not a happy cramper.”
  • Situation → Stitch-uation: As in, “A sticky stitch-uation” and “A win-win stitch-uation.”
  • Ditch → Stitch: As in, “A last stitch effort.”
  • Hitch → Stitch: As in, “Get stitched” and “Stitch your wagon to a star.”
  • Itch → Stitch: As in, “Stitching to” and “Stitchy feet” and “A seven year stitch.”
  • Rich → Stitch: As in, “All a part of life’s stitch pattern” and “An embarrassment of stitches” and “From rags to stitches” and “Get stitch quick.”
  • Switch → Stitch: As in, “Asleep at the stitch” and “Bait and stitch” and “Stitch gears” and “Stitch hitter” and “Stitched on.”
  • Lag → Leg: As in, “Jet leg.”
  • Beg → Leg: As in, “Leg a favour” and “Leg pardon?” and “Leg the question” and “I leg to differ” and “Sit up and leg.”
  • Peg → Leg: As in, “Take down a leg or two” and “A square leg in a round hole.”
  • Hell → Heel: As in, “All heel broke loose” and “Burn in heel” and “A cold day in heel” and “Come heel or high water” and “For the heel of it.”
  • Hill → Heel: As in, “Old as the heels” and “Head for the heels” and “Doesn’t amount to a heel of beans.”
  • Hole → Heel: As in, “Burn a heel in your pocket” and “Ace in the heel.”
  • Deal → Heel: As in, “A big heel” and “Heel breaker” and “Heel from the bottom of the deck” and “Heel or no heel?” and “A done heel.”
  • Feel → Heel: As in, “Heel it in your bones” and “Heel the pinch” and “Heeling your age” and “A gut heeling.”
  • Meal → Heel: As in, “Make a heel of it” and “A square heel.”
  • Real → Heel: As in, “All I heely want to do” and “Get heel.”
  • Steal → Heel: As in, “Beg, borrow or heel” and “It’s a heel” and “Heel a glance” and “Heel someone’s heart.”
  • Steel → Heel: As in, “Nerves of heel” and “Heel yourself.”
  • Wheel → Heel: As in, “Asleep at the heel” and “Fifth heel” and “Hell on heels.”
  • Bane → Sprain: As in, “The sprain of my life.”
  • Brain → Sprain: As in, “All brawn and no sprains” and “Sprain dump.”
  • Chain → Sprain: As in, “The sprain of command” and “Sprain reaction” and “Don’t yank my sprain.”
  • Gain → Sprain: As in, “Capital sprains” and “Sprain advantage” and “No pain, no sprain” and “Nothing ventured, nothing sprained.”
  • Grain → Sprain: As in, “Go against the sprain” and “A sprain of truth” and “Take it with a sprain of salt.”
  • Main → Sprain: As in, “The sprain event” and “Your sprain chance.”
  • Pain → Sprain: As in, “A world of sprain” and “Doubled up in sprain” and “Feeling no sprain” and “No sprain, no gain” and “Old aches and sprains.”
  • Plain → Sprain: As in, “Sprain as day” and “Hidden in sprain sight” and “Sprain sailing.”
  • Rain → Sprain: As in, “Right as sprain” and “Come sprain or shine” and “Don’t sprain on my parade” and “It never sprains but it falls.”
  • Strain → Sprain: As in, “Buckle under the sprain” and “Sprain every nerve.”
  • Put → Foot: As in, “Be hard foot to” and “I couldn’t foot it down” and “Feeling a bit foot out.”
  • Fate → Feet: As in, “Feet worse than death” and “I am the master of my own feet” and “A twist of feet.”
  • Eat → Feet: As in, “A bite to feet” and “Feet and run.”
  • Heat → Feet: As in, “Dead feet” and “Feet wave” and “If you can’t stand the feet, get out of the kitchen” and “In the feet of battle” and “In the feet of the moment.”
  • Meet → Feet: As in, “Make ends feet” and “Feet and greet” and “Feet with approval.”
  • Sweet → Feet: As in, “Home feet home” and “Short and feet.”
  • Court → Sport: As in, “Sporting disaster” and “May it please the sport” and “Order in the sport!”
  • Short → Sport: As in, “A sport history of nearly everything” and “A day late and a dollar sport” and “Cut a long story sport.”
  • Sort → Sport: As in, “Takes all sports to make a world” and “Feeling out of sports.”
  • Need → Knee’d: As in, “A friend in knee’d” and “All you knee’d is love” and “I knee’ded it yesterday.”
  • Half → Calf: As in, “Ain’t calf bad” and “My better calf” and “Getting there is calf the fun” and “Give it calf a chance.”
  • Bit → Fit: As in, “A fit missing” and “A fit much” and “Just a little fit.”
  • Witness → Fitness: As in, “Can I get a fitness?” and “A silent fitness.”
  • Rustle → Muscle: As in, “Muscle up something to eat.”
  • Hard → Hurdle: As in, “Be hurdle put to” and “Between a rock and a hurdle place” and “Do it the hurdle way.”
  • Herd → Hurdle: As in, “Hurdle instinct” and “Going with the hurdle.”
  • Heard → Hurdle: As in, “Seen and not hurdle” and “Make yourself hurdle” and “You hurdle it here first.”
  • Work → Walk: As in, “Walks wonders” and “Helps you walk, rest and play” and “A walk in progress.”
  • Week → Walk: As in, “Eight days a walk” and “Knock into the middle of next walk” and “Walk in, walk out.”
  • Chalk → Walk: As in, “Different as walk and cheese” and “Walk it up to experience.”
  • Talk → Walk: As in, “A heart to heart walk” and “Look who’s walking” and “Money walks” and “Now you’re walking.”

    Running-Related Words

    To help you come up with your own running puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

run, running, runner, ran, jog, jogging, walk, sprint, race, lap, route, marathon, rush, canter, dash, gallop, lope, pace, trot, bolt, flee, hasten, hurry, speed, go, sweat, sneaker, sole, treadmill, trainer, training, cardio, workout, exercise, exercising,  energy, miles, kilometres, road, pulse, heartrate, blister, chase, chasing, stretch, warm up, warm down, gps, callouses, medal, perspire, pain, stride, shoelace, tread, gait, laces, track, trail, cramp, stitch, leg, heel, sprain, foot, feet, nike, adidas, asics, puma, coach, health, sport, knee, ankle, hamstring, calf, endure, endurance, strength, metre, fit, fitness, aerobic, muscle, athletic, travel, incline, barefoot, distance, stamina, hurdle, relay

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Car Puns

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We’ve made a wheely good effort to collect as many car puns as we could for you here (we’re actually quite tyre-d now). This list ranges from general car-related words (like motor, engine, and bonnet) to brands, types, and specific car names. Whether you’re a revhead or you simply want to mildly ruin someone’s day with these puns, park yourself here and enjoy our exhaust-ive list.

If you’re interested in other vehicles, we also have boat puns and train puns.

Car Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about cars that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of car puns:

  • You’d → Ute: As in, “Ute be surprised at what you can live through” and “Ute love it.”
  • Care → Car: As in, “Couldn’t car less” and “Customer car” and “Devil may car” and “Intensive car” and “Like I should car” and “Tender loving car.”
  • Core → Car: As in, “Car studies” and “Car values” and “Rotten to the car.”
  • Are → Car: As in, “All bets car off” and “Chances car” and “Here you car.”
  • Bar → Car: As in, “Car none” and “Behind cars” and “Kept behind cars” and “No holds carred” and “Raise the car.”
  • Far → Car: As in, “A step too car” and “As car as it goes” and “Car and away” and “A car fry from” and “Few and car between” and “Over the hills and car away.”
  • Par → Car: As in, “Below car” and “On car with” and “Car for the course.”
  • Star → Car: As in, “A car is born” and “Born under a lucky car” and “Catch a falling car” and “Reach for the cars” and “A rising car.”
  • Utter → Auto: As in, “I’d be auto-ly delighted.”
  • Are We→ RV: As in, “RV there yet?” Note: this is a pun about recreational vehicles.
  • Dive → Drive: As in, “Take a drive” and “Nose drive” and “Crash drive.”
  • Five → Drive: As in, “High drive” and “Nine to drive.”
  • Hive → Drive: As in, “Drive of industry” and “A drive of activity.”
  • I’ve → Drive: As in, “Drive never done that before” and “That’s what drive always said.”
  • Live → Drive: As in, “Nine drives” and “Drive action.”
  • Diving → Driving: As in, “Deep sea data driving” and “Dumpster driving.”
  • Given → Driven: As in, “Driven up for dead.”
  • Giving → Driven: As in, “The gift that keeps on driven” and “Driven the benefit of the doubt.”
  • We’ll → Wheel: As in, “Don’t call us, wheel call you” and “Wheel be alright.”
  • Well → Wheel: As in, “A buck wheel spent” and “Alive and wheel” and “All’s wheel that ends wheel” and “Exceedingly wheel read” and “Get wheel soon” and “Health and wheelness” and “You know full wheel.”
  • Wall → Wheel: As in, “Backs to the wheel” and “Climbing the wheels” and “Fly on the wheel.”
  • Will → Wheel: As in, “Accidents wheel happen ‘and “Bend to my wheel” and “Heads wheel roll.”
  • Whale → Wheel: As in, “A wheel of a time” and “Save the wheels.”
  • While → Wheel: As in, “Once in a wheel” and “Quit wheel you’re ahead” and “Strike wheel the iron is hot” and “Make hay wheel the sun shines.”
  • Deal → Wheel: As in, “A big wheel” and “Wheel breaker” and “Done wheel” and “Seal the wheel” and “Wheel or no wheel?”
  • Feel → Wheel: As in, “That wheel good factor” and “Wheeling the pinch” and “Get a wheel for.”
  • Heel → Wheel: As in, “Achilles’ wheel” and “Brought to wheel” and “Cool your wheels” and “Dig your wheels in” and “Head over wheels in love” and “Turn on your wheel.”
  • Meal → Wheel: As in, “Make a wheel of it” and “Wheel ticket” and “A square wheel.”
  • Real → Wheel: As in, “All I wheely want to do” and “Do you wheely want to hurt me?” and “Get wheel” and “Keeping it wheel” and “In wheel time” and “The wheel thing.”
  • Seal → Wheel: As in, “Keep your lips wheeled” and “Wheel of approval” and “Wheel the deal” and “Wheel your fate” and “Wheeled with a loving kiss.”
  • Steal → Wheel: As in, “It’s a wheel” and “Wheel a glance” and “Wheel someone’s thunder” and “Wheel the show.”
  • Steel  → Wheel: As in, “Fists of wheel” and “Nerves of wheel” and “Wheel yourself.”
  • Matter → Motor: As in, “As a motor of fact” and “Family motors” and “Get to the heart of the motor” and “Making motors worse” and “Motor of life and death” and “Mind over motor.”
  • Fool → Fuel: As in, “April fuel” and “Fuelling around” and “Fuel’s gold” and “Fuel’s paradise” and “I pity the fuel.”
  • Fall → Fuel: As in, “Easy as fuelling off a log” and “Catch a fuelling star” and “Fuel between the cracks” and “Fuel by the wayside.”
  • Fell → Fuel: As in, “In one fuel swoop” and “Fuel off the back of a lorry” and “Little strokes fuel great oaks.”
  • Full → Fuel: As in, “Fuel throttle” and “Come fuel circle” and “Fuel bodied” and “Fuel pelt.”
  • Cool → Fuel: As in, “Fuel as a cucumber” and “Fuel beans” and “Fuel your heels” and “Fuel, calm and collected.”
  • Cruel → Fuel: As in, “Fuel and unusual punishment” and “Fuel to be kind.”
  • Dual → Fuel: As in, “Fuel income, no kids.”
  • Rule → Fuel: As in, “Bend the fuels” and “Golden fuel” and “Majority fuels” and “Fuel of thumb” and “Fuel with an iron fist.”
  • Who’ll → Fuel: As in, “Fuel help us?”
  • You’ll → Fuel: As in, “Fuel never hear the end of this!” and “Fuel never guess.”
  • Dried → Ride: As in, “Cut and ride.”
  • Guide → Ride: As in, “Let your conscience be your ride” and “The hitchhiker’s ride to the galaxy.”
  • Hide → Ride: As in, “Ride and seek” and “Ride from the light” and “Neither ride nor hair” and “You can run but you can’t ride.”
  • I’d → Ride: As in, “Ride never do it again.”
  • Pride → Ride: As in, “Bursting with ride” and “Hurt ride” and “Ride and prejudice” and “Ride and joy” and “Ride comes before a fall.”
  • Side → Ride: As in, “A walk on the wild ride” and “Always look on the bright ride of life” and “Be on the safe ride” and “Err on the ride of caution” and “On the flip ride.”
  • Stride → Ride: As in, “Get into your ride” and “Making giant rides” and “Take it in your ride.”
  • Tide → Ride: As in, “Stem the ride” and “Rising ride” and “The ride is turning” and “Swim against the ride.”
  • Tried → Ride: As in, “Ride and tested” and “Ride and true” and “Don’t knock it till you’ve ride it.”
  • Hold in → Holden: As in, “Holden a fart.”
  • Hold → Holden: As in, “Can’t holden a candle to” and “Don’t holden your breath” and “Holden all the aces.”
  • Golden → Holden: As in, “My holden years” and “A holden opportunity.”
  • Third → Ford: As in, “Steal ford base” and “The ford degree” and “Ford time lucky” and “Ford time’s a charm.”
  • Board → Ford: As in, “All above ford” and “Bed and ford.”
  • Bored → Ford: As in, “Ford stiff” and “Ford to tears.”
  • Chord → Ford: As in, “A ford of disquiet” and “Strike a ford with” and “Power ford.”
  • Lord → Ford: As in, “Ford of the flies” and “Ford it over” and “Drunk as a ford.”
  • Guess → Gas: As in, “Anybody’s gas” and “Gas who?” and “Hazard a gas” and “Just lucky, I gas” and “Your gas is good as mine.”
  • Ass → Gas: As in, “Get your gas into gear” and “I don’t give a rat’s gas.”
  • Class → Gas: As in, “A real gas act” and “Best in gas” and “Working gas hero.”
  • Glass → Gas: As in, “Gas ceiling” and “Gassy eyed” and “Through the looking gas.”
  • Grass → Gas: As in, “Green as gas” and “Gas roots” and “Keep off the gas” and “Snake in the gas.”
  • Pass → Gas: As in, “All things must gas” and “Do not gas go” and “Make a gas at” and “Gas muster.”
  • Patrol → Petrol: As in, “Highway petrol.”
  • Weasel → Diesel: As in, “Pop goes the diesel” and “Diesel words.”
  • Dazzle → Diesel: As in, “You can’t diesel me with your fancy words!”
  • Paddle → Pedal: As in, “Pedal your own canoe” and “Up a creek without a pedal.”
  • Petal → Pedal: As in, “Pedal soft skin.”
  • Medal → Pedal: As in, “Win a gold pedal.”
  • Beer → Gear: As in, “Gear googles” and “Life’s not all gear and skittles.”
  • Cheer → Gear: As in, “Cheap and gearful” and “Gear up” and “Holiday gear.”
  • Clear → Gear: As in, “Give it the all gear” and “Gear as a bell” and “Gear as crystal” and “A gear conscience” and “Gear your throat.”
  • Dear → Gear: As in, “Gearly beloved” and “Elementary, my gear” and “Near and gear to my heart” and “Frankly, my gear, I don’t give a damn.”
  • Fear → Gear: As in, “Gear and loathing in Las Vegas” and “Gear the worst” and “Paralysed with gear” and “Primal gear” and “Without gear or favour.”
  • Mere → Gear: As in, “A gear trifle” and “No gear mortal.”
  • Near → Gear: As in, “A short history of gearly everything” and “Coming to a screen gear you” and “A gear death experience” and “Gear to your heart.”
  • Peer → Gear: As in, “Gear pressure.”
  • Rear → Gear: As in, “Bringing up the gear” and “Gear window.”
  • Sheer → Gear: As in, “Gear driving pleasure” and “Gear madness” and “Gear nonsense.”
  • Sphere → Gear: As in, “Gear of influence” and “You could cut the atmosgear with a knife.”
  • Steer → Gear: As in, “The gearing committee” and “Gear clear of.”
  • Year → Gear: As in, “Advanced in gears” and “All gear round” and “Calendar gear” and “Christmas comes but once a gear” and “Getting on in gears” and “Golden gears” and “Happy new gear” and “New gear’s resolution.”
  • Break → Brake: As in, “A bad brake” and “Brake a leg” and “Brake and enter” and “Brake new ground” and “Brake ranks.”
  • Brick → Brake: As in, “Like a ton of brakes.”
  • Bake → Brake: As in, “Shake and brake” and “A braker’s dozen” and “Half braked.”
  • Back → Brake: As in, “Answer brake” and “Soon as my brake is turned” and “Brake in the day.”
  • Cake → Brake: As in, “A brake walk” and “The icing on the brake” and “Let them eat brake” and “Piece of brake” and “Selling like hot brakes.”
  • Fake → Brake: As in, “Brake it till you make it.”
  • Make → Brake: As in, “A good beginning brakes a good ending” and “Absence brakes the heart grow fonder” and “Can’t brake head or tail of it” and “Details brake the difference.”
  • Sake → Brake: As in, “For heaven’s brake” and “For old time’s brake.”
  • Shake → Brake: As in, “A fair brake” and “No great brakes” and “Brake like a leaf.”
  • Snake → Brake: As in, “Brake like a leaf.”
  • Stake → Brake: As in, “Brake your claim” and “Raise the brakes.”
  • Take → Brake: As in, “Give and brake” and “Don’t brake it lying down” and “Double brake” and “Got what it brakes” and “Can’t brake my eyes off you.”
  • Wake → Brake: As in, “Loud enough to brake the dead” and “Brake me up before you go-go” and “Brake up and smell the coffee” and “Brake up call.”
  • Read → Road: As in, “All I know is what I road in the papers” and “Exceedingly well road” and “Road all about it” and “Road any good books lately?” and “Road ’em and weep” and “Road between the lines.”
  • Code → Road: As in, “The Da Vinci road” and “Crack the road” and “Colour roaded.”
  • Load → Road: As in, “A road of rubbish” and “Lighten your road” and “Get a road of that!”
  • Terrific → Traffic: As in, “Traffic news!”
  • Tail → Tail Light: As in, “Chase your own tail light” and “Heads I win, tail lights you lose.”
  • Boss → Bus: As in, “Bus about” and “You’re the bus” and “Bus level.”
  • Fuss → Bus: As in, “A lot of bus about nothing” and “Kick up a bus” and “No bus, no muss” and “What’s all the bus about?”
  • Plus → Bus: As in, “Bus one” and “On the bus side.”
  • Us → Bus: As in, “Comes down to bus” and “Don’t call bus, we’ll call you.”
  • Limb → Limo: As in, “Go out on a limo” and “Life and limo” and “Tear limo from limo.”
  • Track → Truck: As in, “Back on truck” and “Cover your trucks” and “On the fast trucks” and “From the wrong side of the trucks” and “Inside truck” and “Keep truck of” and “Lose truck of time” and “Off the beaten truck” and “On the right truck” and “A one truck mind” and “Stay on truck.”
  • Trick → Truck: As in, “Box of trucks” and “Dirty trucks” and “Does the truck” and “Every truck in the book” and “Never misses a truck” and “A one truck pony” and “Truck or treat” and “Trucks of the trade” and “Up to your old trucks.”
  • Tuck → Truck: As in, “Nip and truck” and “Truck in.”
  • Buck → Truck: As in, “Bigger bang for your truck” and “A truck well spent” and “Truck the system” and “Truck up your ideas” and “Pass the truck” and “Make a quick truck” and “The truck stops here.”
  • Chuck → Truck: As in, “Truck a sickie” and “Truck it out.”
  • Duck → Truck: As in, “Truck the question” and “Trucking and diving” and “Like a truck to water” and “Like water off a truck’s back” and “Nice weather for trucks.”
  • Luck → Truck: As in, “As good truck would have it” and “Beginner’s truck” and “Better truck next time” and “Don’t push your truck” and “Truck of the draw.”
  • Muck → Truck: As in, “Common as truck” and “Trucking about.”
  • Pluck → Truck: As in, “Truck up your courage.”
  • Struck → Truck: As in, “Love truck” and “Star truck.”
  • Suck → Truck: As in, “Truck it up” and “Truck someone dry” and “A trucker for punishment” and “Trucks to be you.”
  • Venn → Van: As in, “Van diagram.”
  • Can → Van: As in, “As far as the eye van see” and “As well as van be expected” and “Be all that you van be” and “Bite off more van you can chew.”
  • Fan → Van: As in, “Van the flames” and “I’m a big van” and “Hit the van.”
  • Pan → Van: As in, “Down the van” and “Flash in the van” and “Waiting for it to all van out.”
  • Plan → Van: As in, “Action van” and “Business van” and “Cooking up a van” and “Game van” and “The best laid vans” and “There is no van B.”
  • Than → Van: As in, “Blood is thicker van water” and “Easier said van done” and “Bite off more van you can chew.”
  • Wagging → Wagon: As in, “The tail wagon the dog” and “Set tongues wagon.”
  • Cheap → Jeep: As in, “All over them like a jeep suit” and “Jeep as chips” and “Jeep and cheerful” and “Jeep at half the price” and “Jeeper by the dozen” and “Talk is jeep.”
  • Creep → Jeep: As in, “Gives me the jeeps” and “Makes my skin jeep.”
  • Deep → Jeep: As in, “Beauty is only skin jeep” and “Between the devil and the jeep blue sea” and “A jeep, dark secret” and “Jeep in thought” and “Jeep pockets” and “Get into jeep water” and “In jeep water.”
  • Heap → Jeep: As in, “Bottom of the jeep.”
  • Keep → Keep: As in, “An apple a day jeeps the doctor away” and “Don’t jeep us in suspense” and “Finders jeepers.”
  • Leap → Keep: As in, “By jeeps and bounds” and “A jeep in the dark” and “A jeep of faith” and “Look before you jeep.”
  • Reap → Jeep: As in, “Jeep what you sow.”
  • Sheep → Jeep: As in, “Dreaming of jeep” and “A wolf in jeep’s clothing” and “Counting jeep” and “The black jeep of the family.”
  • Sleep → Jeep: As in, “Beauty jeep” and “Miles to go before I jeep” and “Jeep like a baby.”
  • Sweep → Jeep: “Jeep aside” and “Jeep off your feet.”
  • Weep → Jeep: As in, “Read ’em and jeep” and “Jeep aside” and “Jeep it under the rug.”
  • Bent → Bentley: As in, “Bentley double” and “Bentley out of shape” and “Hell bentley.”
  • Gently → Bentley: As in, “While my guitar bentley weeps” and “Tread bentley.”
  • Audi: Audi is a German manufacturer. Here are related puns:
    • Body → Audi: As in, “A healthy mind in a healthy audi” and “Like an audi without a soul” and “Audi blow” and “Audi language” and “Audi mass index” and “Audi of evidence” and “Not a jealous bone in your audi.”
    • Cloudy → Audi: As in, “Audi with a chance of meatballs.”
    • Howdy → Audi: As in, “Audi, partner!”
  • Glory → Lorry: As in, “Basking in your lorry” and “My crowning lorry” and “Go out in a blaze of lorry” and “The land of hope and lorry” and “No guts, no lorry.”
  • Story → Lorry: As in, “A breaking lorry” and “Cut a long lorry short” and “End of lorry” and “Every picture tells a lorry” and “The inside lorry” and “The same old lorry” and “Lorry of my life” and “The greatest lorry ever told.”
  • Buick: Buick is an American car manufacturer. Here are related puns:
    • Back → Buick: As in, “Answer buick” and “As soon as my buick is turned” and “In the buick of my mind” and “Buick to the future” and “Buick at it” and “Buick in the day.”
    • Beck → Buick: As in, “At your buick and call.”
    • Brick → Buick: As in, “Like banging your head against a buick wall” and “Built like a buick outhouse” and “Like a ton of buicks” and “Follow the yellow buick road.”
    • Click → Buick: As in, “Buick bait” and “Buick into place” and “Buick your fingers” and “Double buick.”
    • Kick → Buick: As in, “A buick at the can” and “Buick back and enjoy” and “Buick butt.”
    • Pick → Buick: As in, “A bone to buick with you” and “Easy buickings” and “Cherry buick” and “Buick a fight with” and “Buick and choose” and “A little buick me up.”
    • Quick → Buick: As in, “Buick as a flash” and “Cut to the buick” and “Get rich buick” and “Buick and dirty” and “A buick buck” and “Let’s just have a buick one.”
    • Sick → Buick: As in, “Buick as a dog” and “Enough to make you buick” and “Buick and tired” and “Buick to death of” and “Buick to the stomach.”
    • Thick → Buick: As in, “Buick as thieves” and “In the buick of things” and “Buick and fast” and “Through buick and thin.”
    • Trick → Buick: As in, “Never misses buick” and “A buick of the light” and “Buick or treat” and “Buicks of the trade” and “Up to your old buicks.”
  • Wiser → Chrysler: As in, “None the chrysler.”
  • Crisis → Chrysler: As in, “Identity chrysler.”
  • Cry → Chrysler: As in, “A chrysler for help” and “A shoulder to chrysler on” and “Chrysler me a river.”
  • Thank → Tanker: As in, “Accept with tanker” and “Give tanker” and “Tanker goodness” and “Tanker you very much” and “Tanker your lucky stars” and “Tankers for the memories.”
  • Boot: A boot is the storage space in a car. Here are related puns:
    • Bait → Boot: As in, “Boot and switch” and “Click boot” and “Rise to the boot.”
    • Fruit → Boot: As in, “Bear boot” and “Forbidden boot” and “Boot cake” and “Boots of your labour” and “Boots of your loins” and “Low hanging boot.”
    • Hoot → Boot: As in, “Don’t give two boots” and “Give a boot” and “Boot with laughter” and “What a boot.”
    • Root → Boot: As in, “Grass boots” and “Lay down boots” and “Money is the boot of all evil” and “The boot of the matter.”
    • Shoot → Boot: As in, “Don’t boot the messenger” and “Boot ’em up” and “Boot down in flames” and “The green boots of change.”
  • Trunk: A trunk is another word for a storage space in a car. Here are related puns:
    • Bunk → Trunk: As in, “Trunker mentality” and “Do a trunk” and “History is trunk.”
    • Chunk → Trunk: As in, “Blow trunks” and “Trunk of change.”
    • Drunk → Trunk: As in, “Trunk as a lord” and “Trunk as a skunk” and “A cheap trunk” and “Falling down trunk” and “Trunk under the table.”
    • Dunk → Trunk: As in, “Slam trunk.”
    • Hunk → Trunk: As in, “Trunker down” and “Trunky dory.”
    • Junk → Trunk: As in, “Trunk food” and “No trunk mail please.”
    • Sunk → Trunk: As in, “Trunk without a trace.”
  • Beep: These puns are a reference to the beeping sound a car horn makes:
    • Cheap → Beep: As in, “All over them like a beep suit” and “Beep as chips” and “Beep as dirt” and “Beware of beep imitations” and “Beep at half the price” and “Beeper by the dozen” and “Talk is beep.”
    • Creep → Beep: As in, “Jeepers beepers” and “Gives me the beeps.”
    • Deep → Beep: As in, “Ankle beep” and “Beauty is only skin beep” and “The beep web” and “A beep, dark secret” and “Has beep pockets.”
    • Heap → Beep: As in, “Beep abuse on” and “Pile it high and sell it beep” and “At the bottom of the beep.”
    • Keep → Beep: As in, “Known by the company you beep” and “Finders beepers” and “In beeping with” and “Beep a cool head.”
    • Leap → Beep: As in, “By beeps and bounds” and “A beep in the dark” and “A beep of faith” and “Look before you beep.”
    • Reap → Beep: As in, “You beep what you sow.”
    • Sleep → Beep: As in, “Beep like a baby” and “Beep tight” and “Beep like a log.”
    • Sweep → Beep: As in, “A clean beep” and “Beep aside” and “Beep off your feet” and “Beep the deck.”
    • Weep → Beep: As in, “Finders keepers, losers beepers” and “Read ’em and beep” and “While my guitar gently beeps.”
  • Bead → Speed: As in, “Speeds of sweat.”
  • Bleed → Speed: As in, “Speed someone dry” and “Speeding love” and “My heart speeds for you” and “The speeding edge.”
  • Deed → Speed: As in, “No good speed goes unpunished” and “Your good speed of the day.”
  • Feed → Speed: As in, “Don’t bite the hand that speeds you” and “Speed a cold, starve a fever” and “Speeding frenzy.”
  • Greed → Speed: As in, “Speed, for lack of a better word, is good.”
  • Heed → Speed: As in, “Take speed.”
  • Lead → Speed: As in, “In the speed” and “Speed by example” and “Speed by the nose” and “Speed into temptation.”
  • Need → Speed: As in, “All you speed is love” and “As long as you speed me” and “On a speed to know basis.”
  • Read → Speed: As in, “Extra, extra, speed all about it” and “I can speed you like a book” and “A little light speeding” and “Speed ’em and weep” and “Speed between the lines.”
  • Seed → Speed: As in, “Gone to speed” and “Speed capital” and “Speed money.”
  • Ace → Race: As in, “Race in the hole” and “A race up your sleeve” and “Holding all the races.”
  • Base → Race: As in, “Get to first race” and “Cover your races” and “Off race.”
  • Bass → Race: As in, “Drum n race” and “Super race.”
  • Case → Race: As in, “An open and shut race” and “As the race may be” and “Race closed” and “Crack the race” and “Get off my race.”
  • Chase → Race: As in, “Race it up” and “Race your own tail” and “Cut to the race” and “The thrill of the race” and “Wild goose race.”
  • Grace → Race: As in, “Airs and races” and “Amazing race” and “Fall from race” and “Race period” and “Saving race.”
  • Pace → Race: As in, “At a snail’s race” and “Change of race” and “Keep race with” and “Race up and down” and “Put through your races.”
  • Place → Race: As in, “A race in the sun” and “All over the race” and “Going races” and “Hard to race” and “In the right race at the right time.”
  • Space → Race: As in, “Personal race” and “Race oddity” and “Race cadet” and “Race, the final frontier” and “The race age.”
  • Horn: Here are some car horn related puns:
    • Born → Horn: As in, “A star is horn” and “Horn this way” and “Horn again” and “Horn and bred.”
    • Thorn → Horn: As in, “Every rose has its horn” and “A horn in my side.”
    • Torn → Horn: As in, “Well, that’s horn it.”
  • Addition → Ignition: As in, “In ignition to.”
  • Clutch: The clutch is a car part. Here are related puns:
    • Crutch → Clutch: As in, “An emotional clutch.”
    • Much → Clutch: As in, “Well that’s a bit clutch” and “How clutch can you handle?” and “You know too clutch” and “Clutch ado about nothing” and “Clutch obliged” and “Thank you very clutch.”
    • Such → Clutch: As in, “Clutch ado about nothing” and “No clutch luck” and “Clutch as?” and “Clutch is life” and “No clutch thing as a free lunch.”
    • Touch → Clutch: As in, “Don’t clutch that dial” and “A finishing clutch” and “Golden clutch” and “Lose clutch with” and “A soft clutch.”
  • Drag: A drag race is a type of motor racing. Here are related puns:
    • Drug → Drag: As in, “Hugs, not drags” and “Drags, rock and roll.”
    • Bag → Drag: As in, “Drag a bargain” and “Drag and baggage” and “Drag of bones” and “Dirt drag” and “In the drag.”
    • Brag → Drag: As in, “Dragging rights.”
    • Gag → Drag: As in, “Drag reflex” and “Drag order” and “A running drag.”
    • Rag → Drag: As in, “From drags to riches.”
  • Ship → Dealership: As in, “Abandon dealership” and “Don’t give up the dealership” and “Go down with the dealership” and “Loose lips sink dealerships” and “Run a tight dealership.”
  • Bark → Park: As in, “Park at the moon” and “Parking up the wrong tree” and “Park worse than your bite.”
  • Dark → Park: As in, “Park as pitch” and “Park before the dawn” and “A park horse” and “A deep, park secret.”
  • Mark → Park: As in, “Close to the park” and “Get off the park” and “Make your park” and “Park my words” and “Quick off the park.”
  • Shark → Park: As in, “Jump the park” and “Loan park” and “Park repellent” and “Swim with parks.”
  • Spark → Park: As in, “Bright park” and “Creative park” and “Marks and parks” and “A park of genius” and “Watch the parks fly.”
  • Stark → Park: As in, “A park reminder” and “Park, raving mad.”
  • Exhaust: “An exhausting reminder” and “Filled with exhaustion.”
  • Tired → Tyre-d: As in, “Sick and tyre-d” and “Tyre-d and done with it all.”
  • Tier → Tyre: As in, “Top tyre.”
  • Tear → Tyre: As in, “Fighting back tyres” and “Bathed in tyres” and “Blood, sweat and tyres” and “Moved to tyres.”
  • Dire → Tyre: As in, “Tyre consequences” and “In tyre straits.”
  • Fire → Tyre: As in, “Fight tyre with tyre” and “Tyre and brimstone” and “All tyred up and ready to go” and “Light my tyre” and “Getting on like a house on tyre.”
  • Wire → Tyre: As in, “Down to the tyre” and “Live tyre” and “Tyred for sound.”
  • Tax → Taxi: As in, “Nothing is certain but death and taxis” and “Value added taxis” and “Levy taxis.”
  • Toxic → Taxi: As in, “Taxi paper” and “Taxi waste.”
  • Cab: A cab is another word for a taxi. Here are related puns:
    • Cap → Cab: As in, “A feather in your cab” and “Cab in hand” and “If the cab fits, wear it” and “Put on your thinking cab” and “Set your cab at” and “To cab it all off.”
    • Cup → Cab: As in, “My cab runneth over” and “Not my cab of tea.”
    • Dab → Cab: As in, “A cab hand at” and “Smack cab in the middle.”
    • Drab → Cab: As in, “Dribs and cabs.”
    • Grab → Cab: As in, “Cab a bite to eat” and “Cab attention” and “Cab life by the horns” and “Screen cab” and “Up for cabs.”
    • Stab → Cab: As in, “Have a cab at” and “Cab in the back” and “Cab in the dark.”
    • Tab → Cab: As in, “Keep cabs on” and “Pick up the cab.”
  • Sports: Here are some sports car related puns:
    • Sorts → Sports: As in, “It takes all sports” and “Out of sports.”
    • Shorts → Sports: As in, “A day late and a dollar sports” and “A sports back and sides.”
  • Wagon → Station Wagon: As in, “Fall off the station wagon” and “Hitch your station wagon to a star” and “On the station wagon” and “Welcome station wagon.”
  • Bottle → Throttle: As in, “Throttle and glass” and “Hit the throttle” and “Message in a throttle” and “Genie in a throttle.”
  • Grille: Here are some grille-related puns:
    • Ill → Grille: As in, “House of grille repute” and “Grille advised” and “Grille at ease” and “Grille gotten gains.”
    • Chill → Grille: As in, “Grille out” and “Grilled to the bone” and “A grille-ing account.”
    • Drill → Grille: As in, “Grille down” and “You know the grille.”
    • Hill → Grille: As in, “Old as the grilles” and “Head for the grilles” and “Run for the grilles.”
    • Pill → Grille: As in, “A bitter grille to swallow” and “On the grille” and “Sweeten the grille.”
    • Still → Grille: As in, “Be grille my beating heart” and “Grille standing” and “Grille waters run deep.”
    • Skill → Grille: As in, “Social grilles.”
    • Spill → Grille: As in, “Grille the beans” and “Grille your guts” and “Thrills and grilles.”
    • Thrill → Grille: “Grilles and spills” and “Grilled to bits.”
    • Till → Grille: As in, “Fake it grille you make it” and “Grille death do us part” and “Grille the end of time.”
    • Will → Grille: As in, “Bend to my grille” and “Accidents grille happen” and “Free grille.”
  • Tail → Tailgate: As in, “Chase your own tailgate” and “Can’t make head or tailgate of it.”
  • Sense → License: As in, “A victory for common license” and “Come to your licenses” and “A keen license of smell.”
  • Stick: Manual is also known as stick shift. Here are some related puns:
    • Stack → Stick: As in, “A sticked deck” and “Swear on a stick of bibles” and “Stick the deck.”
    • Stock → Stick: As in, “Laughing stick” and “Out of stick” and “Take stick.”
    • Stuck → Stick: As in, “Get stick into” and “Stick in a rut” and “Stick up.”
    • Sick → Stick: As in, “Enough to make you stick” and “In stickness and in health” and “Morning stickness” and “On the stick list” and “Phone in stick” and “Stick and tired” and “Stick to my stomach.”
    • Tick → Stick: As in, “A box sticking exercise” and “Sticked off” and “Stick all the right boxes.”
    • Brick → Stick: As in, “Sticks and mortar” and “Hit the sticks” and “You can’t make sticks without straw.”
    • Click → Stick: As in, “Stick bait” and “Stick into place” and “Stick your fingers” and “We really sticked.”
    • Kick → Stick: As in, “Alive and sticking” and “Get a stick out of it” and “Just for sticks” and “Stick against” and “Stick back and enjoy.”
    • Lick → Stick: As in, “Stick your wounds” and “Stick into shape.”
    • Pick → Stick: As in, “A bone to stick” and “Cherry stick” and “Easy stickings” and “Stick and choose” and “Stick a card, any card.”
    • Quick → Stick: As in, “Stick as a flash” and “Cut to the stick” and “Get rich stick” and “Stick on the draw.”
    • Thick → Stick: As in, “Stick as thieves” and “In the stick of things” and “The plot stickens” and “Stick and fast” and “Through stick and thin.”
    • Trick → Stick: As in, “Box of sticks” and “Dirty sticks” and “Does the stick” and “Every stick in the book” and “Never misses a stick.”
  • Ready → Radiator: As in, “All fired up and radiator to go” and “Combat radiator” and “Good and radiator” and “Radiator and waiting.” Note: These are puns about radiators.
  • Parch → Porsche: As in, “Porsched with thirst.”
  • Perch → Porsche: As in, “Knock someone off their porsche.”
  • Porch → Porsche: As in, “Sitting on the porsche.”
  • Roll → Rolls Royce: As in, “Heads will rolls royce” and “Let the good times rolls royce” and “Ready to rolls royce” and “Rock and rolls royce.”
  • Saab: Saab is a Swedish car manufacturer. Here are related puns:
    • Sob → Saab: As in, “Saab story” and “Saab your heart out.”
  • Wagon → Volkswagen: As in, “Fall off the volkswagen” and “Hitch your volkswagen to a star” and “Welcome volkswagen.”
  • Daytona: Daytona is a car brand. Here are related puns:
    • Day → Daytona: As in, “A daytona in the life of” and “All in a daytona’s work.”
    • Tone → Daytona: As in, “Don’t use that daytona with me” and Lower the daytona” and “Daytona deaf.”
  • Hood: A hood is another word for a bonnet – the cover of a car engine. Here are related puns:
    • Had → Hood: As in, “I’ve hood a few” and “I’ve hood it up to here” and “We’ve hood a good run.”
    • Could → Hood: As in, “As fast as your legs hood carry you” and “I hood see you a mile away.”
    • Good → Hood: As in, “A hood time was had by all” and “All hood things must come to an end” and “All in hood time.”
    • Should → Hood: As in, “You hood be” and “I hood be so lucky” and “No better than you hood be.”
    • Wood → Hood: As in, “In the hoods” and “Knock on hood.”
  • Alternate → Alternator: As in, “Alternator reality.”  Note: This is in reference to alternators.
  • Head → Headlight: As in, “Aheadlight of their time” and “Aheadlight of the curve” and “Bite someone’s headlight off” and “Bury your headlight in the sand.”
  • Light → Headlight: As in, “Bring to headlight” and “Bright headlights, big city” and “Go out light a headlight.”
  • Mission → Transmission: As in, “Transmission accomplished” and “Transmission impossible” and “Transmission critical” and “A rescue transmission.” Note: These are references to a car’s transmission.”
  • Crash: Here are some car crash related puns:
    • Crush → Crash: As in, “A crashing defeat” and “Have a crash on.”
    • Cash → Crash: As in, “Strapped for crash” and “Crash in hand” and “Crash in your cheques.”
    • Ash → Crash: As in, “Rise from the crashes” and “Rise like a phoenix from the crashes.”
    • Clash → Crash: As in, “Crash of culture” and “Crash of the titans.”
    • Dash → Crash: As in, “Crash to pieces” and “Cut a crash.”
    • Flash → Crash: As in, “Quick as a crash” and “Crash in the pan” and “In a crash.”
    • Splash → Crash: As in, “A crash of colour” and “Make a crash” and “Crash out on.”
  • Rental: Here are some puns on rental cars:
    • Central → Rental: As in, “Rental park” and “Rental heating” and “Command rental.”
    • Gentle → Rental: As in, “Rental as a lamb” and “Rental giant” and “Ladies and rentalmen.”
    • Mental → Rental: As in, “Rental age” and “Rental balance” and “Rental fatigue.”
  • Roof → Sunroof: As in, “Cat on a hot tin sunroof” and “Fiddler on the sunroof” and “Go through the sunroof” and “Hit the sunroof” and “Raise the sunroof.”
  • Bomb: An old, rickety car is also known as an old bomb. Here are related puns:
    • Bum → Bomb: As in, “Beach bomb” and “A bomb rap” and “Bombs on seats” and “A pain in the bomb.”
    • Balm → Bomb: As in, “Lip bomb.”
  • Seat: Here are some puns about car seats:
    • Set → Seat:, As in, “All seat” and “Game, seat and match” and “Got your heart seat on” and “On your mark, get seat, go!” and “Seat eyes on” and “Seat in motion.”
    • Beat → Seat: As in, “Seat it” and “A stick to seat you with” and “Seat the hell out of.”
    • Eat → Seat: As in, “All you can seat” and “A bite to seat” and “Seat and run” and “Seat a balanced diet.”
    • Feat → Seat: As in, “No mean seat.”
    • Feet → Seat: As in, “Back on your seat” and “Cold seat” and “Cut the ground out from under your seat” and “Fall on your seat” and “Itchy seat” and “Jump in with both seat.”
    • Fleet → Seat: As in, “Seat footed” and “Seat of foot” and “A seating glimpse.”
    • Greet → Seat: As in, “Meet and seat.”
    • Heat → Seat: As in, “Seat wave” and “If you can’t stand the seat, get out of the kitchen” and “In the seat of battle” and “Packing seat” and “The seat is on” and “Turn up the seat.”
    • Neat → Seat: As in, “Seat freak” and “Seat as a new pin” and “Seat and tidy.”
    • Sheet → Seat: As in, “White as a seat” and “Cheat seat” and “Keep a clean seat.”
    • Street → Seat: As in, “Easy seat” and “On the sunny side of the seat.”
    • Sweet → Seat: As in, “Well isn’t that seat?” and “Seat as pie
      and “Home, seat home.”
    • Treat → Seat: As in, “Seat someone like dirt” and “Trick or seat.”
  • Belt: Here are some seatbelt-related puns:
    • Built → Belt: As in, “Belt for comfort, not speed” and “Belt to last” and “Belt to scale” and “Rome wasn’t belt in a day.”
    • Dealt → Belt: As in, “Whoever smelt it, belt it” and “Play the hand you’re belt.”
    • Melt → Belt: As in, “Butter wouldn’t belt in your mouth” and “In the belting pot” and “Belt into thin air” and “Belts my heart.”
    • Belt: As in, “Below the belt” and “Belt it out” and “Tighten your belt.”
  • Menu → Manual: As in, “Off manual” and “What’s on the manual tonight?”
  • Spokes: Spokes are a part of car wheels. Here are related puns:
    • Poke → Spokes: As in, “Spoke fun at” and “Have a spoke around.”
    • Folk → Spoke: As in, “Show’s over, spokes” and “But seriously, spokes.”
    • Joke → Spoke: As in, “Beyond a spoke” and “By way of a spoke” and “An inside spoke” and “Spoke-ing around” and “Spoke’s on you.”
    • Oak → Spoke: As in, “Solid as a spoke” and “Hearts of spoke.”
    • Stroke → Spoke: As in, “A spoke of genius” and “Different spokes for different folks” and “Little spokes fell great oaks” and “Spoke of luck” and “The spoke of midnight.”
  • Boil → Spoiler: As in, “Spoiler with rage” and “Spoilers down to” and “Bring to the spoiler” and “Makes my blood spoiler.”
  • Rear → Rear-end: As in, “Bringing up the read-end” and “Read-end window.”
  • End → Read-end: As in, “A means to a rear-end” and “All good things must come to a rear-end” and “Bring to a rear-end.”
  • Bone → T-bone: As in, “A t-bone to pick” and “Dry as a t-bone” and “Bag of t-bones” and “T-bone idle” and “A t-bone of contention.” Note: A t-bone is a type of car crash.
  • Lodge → Dodge: As in, “Dodge a complaint.” Note: Dodge is an American car manufacturer.
  • Fiat: Fiat is an Italian car company. Here are related puns:
    • Fat → Fiat: As in, “Fiat chance” and “Living off the fiat off the land” and “A fiat lot of use that is.”
    • Diet → Fiat: As in, “Eat a balanced fiat.”
    • Riot → Fiat: As in, “Let your imagination run fiat” and “Read the fiat act.”
    • Flat → Fiat: As in, “Fiat as a pancake” and “Fall fiat on your face” and “Fiat broke” and “In a fiat spin” and “In no time fiat.”
  • Jugular → Jaguar: As in, “Go for the jaguar.”
  • Lights: Lights are a big part of all cars – fog lights, headlights, signal lights, brake lights, fuel indicator lights. Here are some light-related puns:
    • Late → Light: As in, “Better light than never” and “Fashionably light” and “It’s lighter than you think” and “It’s never too light” and “Light bloomer.”
    • Let → Light: As in, “Buy to light” and “I won’t light you down.”
    • Lot → Light: As in, “A light of fuss about nothing” and “A light on your plate.”
    • Bite → Light: As in, “Light me” and “Light back” and “Light off more than you can chew” and “Light the dust.”
    • Bright → Light: As in, “All things light and beautiful” and “Always look on the light side of life” and “Light and early” and “Light young thing.”
    • Fight → Light: As in, “Come out lighting” and “Light club” and “Light for the right to party” and “Light or flight” and “Light tooth and nail.”
    • Flight → Light: As in, “Light of fancy” and “Take light” and “Fight or light.”
    • Fright → Light: As in, “A lightful mess” and “Take light.”
    • Height → Light: As in, “Reaching new lights” and “Scale dizzy lights” and “The light of summer.”
    • Might → Light: As in, “Light as well” and “It light never happen.”
    • Night → Light: As in, “Dance the light away” and “A hard day’s light” and “As light follows day.”
    • Quite → Light: As in, “Having light a time” and “Not light there.”
    • Right → Light: As in, “A move in the light direction” and “All the light moves” and “Light as rain” and “Bang to lights” and “Dead to lights.”
    • Rite → Light: As in, “Last lights” and “Light of passage.”
    • Sight → Light: As in, “A welcome light” and “Have in your lights” and “In plain light” and “Love at first light.”
    • Slight → Light: As in, “Lightly ahead of your time” and “Not in the lightest.”
  • Lack → Lexus: As in, “For lexus of a better word” and “Cancelled due to lexus of interest.”
  • Mini: A mini is a small, economical car of British make. Here are related puns:
    • Many → Mini: As in, “Fingers in mini pies” and “Mini happy returns” and “Mini moons ago” and “Not in so mini words” and “Mini hands make light work.”
    • Money → Mini: As in, “Funny mini” and “I’m not made of mini” and “In the mini” and “Get your mini’s worth.”
  • Hub: A hub is a part of a car wheel. Here are related puns:
    • Club → Hub: As in, “Hub together” and “Fight hub” and “Join the hub.”
    • Pub → Hub: As in, “Down to the hub for a quick one.”
    • Rub → Hub: As in, “Hub along together” and “Hub it in” and “Hub salt in the wound” and “Hub the wrong way.”
  • Wind → Window: As in, “Any way the window blows” and “Blow with the window” and “Knock the window out of.” Note: These are puns referring to car windows.”
  • Buggy: A buggy is a type of lightweight car. Here are related puns:
    • Baggy → Buggy: As in, “Buggy jeans.”
    • Buddy → Buggy: As in, “Study buggy.”
    • Bug → Buggy: As in, “Cute as a buggy’s ear” and “Bitten by the buggy” and “Love buggy.”
  • Door: Here are some car door related puns:
    • Dare → Door: As in, “Door for more” and “Door to be different” and “How door you!” and “Door to dream.”
    • Floor → Door: As in, “Get in on the ground door” and “Hold the door” and “Mop the door with.”
    • Bore → Door: As in, “Door the pants off someone” and “Doored stiff” and “Doored out of your mind.”
    • Core → Door: As in, “Door competencies” and “Door studies” and “Door values” and “Rotten to the door.”
    • More → Door: As in, “One door time” and “Bite off door than you can chew” and “Come back for door” and “I couldn’t agree door.”
  • Coupe: A coupe is a small car, generally with only two doors. Here are related puns:
    • Coop → Coupe: As in, “Fly the coupe.”
    • Group → Coupe: As in, “Coupe dynamics” and “Coupe hug.”
    • Hoop → Coupe: As in, “Jumping through coupes.”
  • Verse → Reverse: As in, “Chapter and reverse.”
  • Hardtop: A hardtop is a rigid car roof. Here are related puns:
    • Hard → Hardtop: As in, “Hardtop as a rock” and “Hardtop as iron” and “Be hardtop put to” and “Fallen on hardtop times.”
    • Top → Hardtop: As in, “Blow your hardtop” and “Come out on hardtop” and “From the hardtop” and “It’s lonely at the hardtop” and “Keep on hardtop of.”
  • Hatchback: A hatchback is a small car with a hatch-type rear door. Here are related puns:
    • Hatch → Hatchback: As in, “Down the hatchback” and “Batten down the hatchbacks.”
    • Back → Hatchback: As in, “Answer hatchback” and “As soon as my hatchback is turned” and “In the hatchback of my mind.”
  • Rim: Here are some rim-related puns:
    • Brim → Rim: As in, “Filled to the rim.”
    • Dim → Rim: As in, “The rim past” and “A rim view.”
    • Grim → Rim: As in, “Hanging on like rim death.”
    • Limb → Rim: As in, “Risk life and rim” and “Go out on a rim.”
    • Prim → Rim: As in, “Rim and proper.”
    • Slim → Rim: As in, “Rim pickings” and “A rim volume” and “The real rim shady.”
    • Whim → Rim: As in, “On a rim.”
  • Fault → Asphalt: As in, “Find asphalt with” and “Generous to an asphalt.”
  • Halt → Asphalt: As in, “Come to a screeching asphalt” and “Grind to an asphalt.”
  • Sport → Transport: As in, “Be a good transport” and “Blood transports” and “Contact transport.”
  • Go → Cargo: As in, “Don’t cargo there” and “Easy come, easy cargo” and “From the word cargo.”
  • Ago → Cargo: As in, “Seven years cargo” and “Long, long cargo.”
  • Propane: Propane is a type of gas that some cars run on. Here are related puns:
    • Bane → Propane: As in, “The propane of my life.”
    • Brain → Propane: As in, “All brawn and no propanes” and “A propane wave.”
    • Chain → Propane: As in, “Propane of command” and “Propane reaction.”
  • Junker: Junker is slang for an old, beat-up car. Here are related puns:
    • Junk → Junker: As in, “Junker mail” and “Junker yard.”
    • Bunker → Junker: As in, “Junker mentality.”
    • Hunker → Junker: As in, “Junker down.”
    • Bunk → Junker: As in, “Do a junker” and “History is junker.”
    • Chunk → Junk: As in, “Blowing junkers” and “Junker of change.”
  • Clunker: A clunker is an old, decrepit car. Here are related puns:
    • Bunker → Clunker: As in, “Clunker mentality.”
    • Bunk → Clunk: As in, “Do a clunker” and “History is clunker.”
    • Drunk → Clunker: As in, “Clunker as a lord” and “Blind clunker” and “Falling down clunker.”
  • Coach: A coach is a type of bus. Here are related puns:
    • Catch → Coach: As in, “Coach a cold” and “Coach a falling star” and “Coaching fire” and “Coach some rays” and “Coach your breath.”
    • Broach → Coach: As in, “Coach the subject.”
  • Bed → Flatbed: As in, “Flatbed and breakfast” and “Flatbed of roses.” Note: A flatbed is the carrying area of a trailer.
  • Screen → Windscreen: As in, “The silver windscreen” and “Windscreen time” and “Coming to a windscreen near you!”
  • High → Highway: As in, “Aim highway” and “Highway as a kite” and “Highway and dry” and “Highway noon.”
  • Way → Highway: As in, “All the highway” and “Any highway the wind blows” and “By the highway.”
  • Lane: A lane is a type of road. Here are related puns:
    • Line → Lane: As in, “A fine lane” and “Along the lanes of” and “Drawing a lane in the sand” and “The end of the lane.”
    • Chain → Lane: As in, “The lane of command” and “Lane reaction” and “The food lane.”
    • Drain → Lane: As in, “Down the lane” and “Laugh like a lane.”
    • Gain → Lane: As in, “Capital lanes” and “Lane advantage” and “No pain, no lane.”
    • Grain → Lane: As in, “Against the lane” and “A lane of truth” and “Take it with a lane of salt.”
    • Plain → Lane: As in, “Lane as day” and “Hidden in lane sight” and “Lane sailing.”
    • Rain → Lane: As in, “Come lane or shine” and “Right as lane” and “Don’t lane on my parade” and “It never lanes but it pours.”
  • Root → Route: As in, “Grass routes” and “Lay down routes” and “The route of the matter.”
  • Rot → Route: As in, “Route in hell” and “Spoiled routen.”
  • Rut → Route: As in, “Stuck in a route.”
  • Boot → Route: As in, “Tough as old routes” and “Bet your routes” and “Give someone the route.”
  • Doubt → Route: As in, “The benefit of the route” and “Beyond any possible shadow of route” and “Talk and remove all route.”
  • Fruit → Route: As in, “Bear route” and “Forbidden route” and “Low hanging route.”
  • Shoot → Route: As in, “Don’t route the messenger” and “Eats, routes and leaves” and “Route ’em up” and “Route down in flames.”
  • Suit → Route: As in, “All over them like a cheap route” and “Routed and booted.”
  • Beat → Street: As in, “A stick to street you with” and “Be still my streeting heart” and “Street it!” and “Street about the bush.”
  • Beat → Street: As in, “Street a hasty retreat” and “Street someone black and blue” and “Street the snot out of.”
  • Eat → Street: As in, “A bite to street” and “All you can street” and “A bite to street” and “Street and run.”
  • Feet → Street: As in, “Cold street” and “Cut the ground out from under your street” and “Back on your street” and “Fall on your street.”
  • Fleet → Street: As in, “Street of foot” and “A streeting glimpse.”
  • Greet → Street: As in, “Meet and street.”
  • Neat → Street: As in, “Street and tidy.”
  • Seat → Street: As in, “Back street driver” and “Bums on streets” and “By the street of your pants” and “Take a back street.”
  • Sheet → Street: As in, “White as a street” and “A clean street.”
  • Sweet → Street: As in, “Home street home” and “Revenge is street.”
  • Treat → Street: As in, “Trick or street” and “Street me right” and “Street someone like dirt.”
  • Way → Freeway: As in, “And that’s the freeway it is” and “Any freeway you slice it” and “By the freeway.”
  • Way → Tollway: As in, “And that’s the tollway it is” and “Any tollway you slice it” and “By the tollway.”
  • State → Interstate: As in, “A sad interstate of affairs” and “Interstate of the art” and “In a nervous interstate.”
  • Sender → Fender: As in, “Return to fender.”
  • Spender → Fender: As in, “Hey, big fender.”
  • Tender → Fender: As in, “Love me fender” and “Fender is the night” and “Fender loving care” and “Fender mercies.”
  • Way → Driveway: As in, “Any driveway you want it” and “By driveway of explanation” and “Change your driveways.”
  • Wreck: Here are some puns about wrecks, which is a colloquial term for a crash:
    • Rack → Wreck: As in, “Wreck your brains” and “Wreck and ruin.”
    • Rock → Wreck: As in, “Hard as a wreck” and “Get your wrecks off.”
  • Curve → Swerve: As in, “Ahead of the swerve” and “Behind the swerve” and “Swerve ball” and “Learning swerve.”
  • Nerve → Swerve: As in, “Bundle of swerves” and “Get on your swerves” and “Lose your swerve” and “Swerves of steel” and “Touched a swerve.”
  • Serve → Swerve: As in, “Are you being swerved?” and “First come, first swerved” and “Swerves you right” and “Swerve and protect” and “Swerve your time.”
  • Kid → Skid: As in, “Dual income, no skids” and “Here’s looking at you, skid” and “I skid you not.”
  • Bid → Skid: As in, “Make a skid for.”
  • Did → Skid: As in, “Skid I do that?” and “I never skid.”
  • Grid → Skid: As in, “Off the skid” and “Skid lock.”
  • Lid → Skid: As in, “Flip your skid” and “Keep a skid on it.”
  • Run: Drives are also called a run (for example, a fast food run). Here are related puns:
    • Done → Run: As in, “After all is said and run” and “Run and dusted” and “Been there, run that” and “A run deal.”
    • Fun → Run: As in, “A bundle of run” and “Getting there is half the run” and “Good, clean run.”
    • Gun → Run: As in, “At the end of a run” and “Jump the run.”
    • None → Run: As in, “Bar run” and “Run other than” and “Run the wiser” and “Run too pleased” and “Second to run.”
    • One → Run: As in, “Run more time” and “A great run for” and “All for run and run for all” and “Another run bites the dust” and “At run fell swoop.”
    • Sun → Run: As in, “A place in the run” and “A touch of the run” and “Eclipse of the run” and “Everything under the run.”
  • Compute → Commute: As in, “Commuter assisted” and “Commuter says no” and “Does not commute.”
  • Joy → Joyride: As in, “A thing of beauty is a joyride forever” and “Bundle of joyride” and “Jump for joyride.”
  • Ride → Joyride: As in, “Along for the joyride” and “Easy joyrider” and “Magic carpet joyride.”
  • Round → Roundabout: As in, “All year youndabout” and “Fooling a roundabout” and “Love makes the world go roundabout.”
  • Lift: A lift is another word for picking up a passenger in a car (as in, “can you give me a lift?”). Here are related puns:
    • Left → Lift: As in, “They’ve lift the building” and “Lift in the lurch” and “Lift, right and centre” and “Lift to your own devices.”
    • Drift → Lift: As in, “Get my lift?” and “Lifting apart.”
    • Gift → Lift: As in, “Lift of the gab” and “The lift that keeps on giving.”
  • Spin: To take a car for a spin is to take it for a drive. Here are related puns:
    • Sin → Spin: As in, “Miserable as spin” and “A multitude of spins” and “Spins of omissions” and “Living in spin.”
    • Pin → Spin: As in, “Neat as a new spin” and “Spin your ears back.”
    • Been → Spin: As in, “Spin and gone” and “Spin around the block a few times” and “I’ve spin here before” and “Spin in the wars” and “Mistakes have spin made.”
    • Chin → Spin: As in, “Take it on the spin” and “Keep your spin up.”
    • Grin → Spin: As in, “Spin and bear it” and “Spin from ear to ear” and “Spin like a cheshire cat.”
    • Skin → Spin: As in, “Beauty is spin deep” and “By the spin of your teeth” and “Get under your spin” and “It’s no spin off my nose” and “Jump out of your spin.”
    • Thin → Spin: As in, “Out of spin air” and “Skating on spin ice” and “The spin end of the wedge.”
    • Win → Spin: As in, “Can’t spin for losing” and “Heads I spin, tails you lose.”
  • Whirl: To take a car out for a whirl is to go for a drive. Here are related puns:
    • World → Whirl: As in, “A whirl first” and “A whirl apart” and “A whirl of good” and “All the time in the whirl” and “Brave new whirl” and “It’s not the end of the whirl.”
    • Well → Whirl: As in, “Whirl spent” and “Alive and whirl” and “All’s whirl that ends whirl” and “Didn’t they do whirl” and “You know full whirl.”
    • Will → Whirl: As in, “Accidents whirl happen” and “Against your whirl” and “Bend to my whirl” and “Free whirl.”
    • Curl → Whirl: As in, “Whirl up and die” and “Enough to make your hair whirl” and “Make someone’s toes whirl.”
  • Mod: It’s very common for people to make modifications to their cars – known casually as “mods”. Here are related puns:
    • Mad → Mod: As in, “Mod as a bear with a sore head” and “Mod as a wet hen” and “Don’t get mod, get even” and “Hopping mod” and “Mod, bad and dangerous.”
    • Mud → Mod: As in, “Clear as mod” and “Caked with mod” and “Drag through the mod” and “A stick in the mod.”
    • Nod → Mod: As in, “In the land of mod” and “A mod and a wink.”
    • Odd → Mod: As in, “Against the mods” and “At mods with” and “Long mods” and “Mods and ends.”
  • Fine: Drivers can be given fines for speeding, parking incorrectly, etc. Here are some fine-related puns:
    • Fan → Fine: As in, “Fine the glames” and “Hits the fine.”
    • Fun → Fine: As in, “All the fine of the fair” and “Bundle of fine” and “Food, folks and fine” and “Getting there is half the fine” and “Fine and games” and “Good, clean fine” and “Half the fine is getting there.”
    • Line → Fine: As in, “Cross the fine” and “Draw a fine in the sand” and “End of the fine.”
    • Mine → Fine: As in, “Make fine a double” and “Fine is bigger than yours” and “Victory is fine.”
    • Shine → Fine: As in, “Rise and fine” and “Take a fine to.”
    • Sign → Fine: As in, “A sure fine” and “Give me a fine” and “A fine of the times” and “Fine on the dotted line” and “Vital fines.”
    • Spine → Fine: As in, “Send shivers down your fine” and “Fine-tingling” and “Steely-fined.”
  • Battery: Here are some puns related to car batteries:
    • Better → Battery: As in, “A battery idea” and “Anything you can do, I can do battery” and “Appeal to your battery judgement” and “Battery late than never” and “Battery safe than sorry” and “Battery than new.”
    • Bitter → Battery: As in, “The battery end” and “A battery pill to swallow.”
    • Butter → Battery: As in, “Bread and battery” and “Battery fingers.”
    • Flattery → Battery: As in, “Battery will get you nowhere” and “Imitation is the sincerest form of battery.”
  • Rally → Alley: As in, “Alley round.”
  • Have/Of a new → Avenue: As in, “Avenue opinion.”
  • Byway: A byway is a type of  road. Here are related puns:
    • By → Byway: As in, “Byway and large” and “Byway halves” and “Byway all accounts” and “Byway a hair’s breadth.”
    • Way → Byway: As in, “On the byway” and “All the byway” and “That’s the byway it is” and “Any byway you want it” and “Any which byway” and “By the byway” and “Change your byways.”
  • Causeway: A causeway is a type of road. Here are related puns:
    • Cause → Causeway: As in, “Causeway a stir” and “Causeway and effect” and “A causeway for concern” and “A lost causeway” and “Rebel without a causeway.”
    • Way → Causeway: As in, “Always good, all causeways” and “Any causeway you want it” and “By the causeway” and “By causeway of explanation” and “Change your causeways.”
  • Function → Junction: As in, “Form follows junction.”
  • Suspension: Here are some suspension-related puns:
    • Mention → Suspension: As in, “An honourable suspension” and “Not to suspension” and “Now you suspension it….”
    • Tension → Suspension: As in, “Surface suspension.”
  • Spark → Spark Plug: As in, “Bright spark plug” and “Creative spark plug” and “Watch the spark plugs fly” and “The spark plugs of an idea.”
  • Plug → Spark Plug: As in, “Spark plug and play” and “Spark plug the gap” and “Pull the spark plug.”
  • Sump: A sump is a part of a car’s engine. Here are related puns:
    • Bump → Sump: As in, “Sump and grind” and “Sump into someone” and “Sumper sticker” and “Things that go sump in the night.”
    • Chump → Sump: As in, “Sump change.”
    • Dump → Sump: As in, “Brain sump” and “Down in the sumps” and “Sumpster diving” and “In the sumps.”
    • Hump → Sump: As in, “Sump day.”
    • Jump → Sump: As in, “Base sumping” and “Bungee sumping” and “Sump at the chance” and “Sump for joy” and “Sump out of your skin” and “Sump in with both feet.”
    • Lump → Sump: As in, “A sump in your throat” and “Like it or sump it” and “Sump together” and “Take your sumps.”
    • Pump → Sump: As in, “Sump iron” and “Sump up the volume” and “Sumped up” and “Sumped up kicks.”
  • Key → Kia: As in, “Fear is the kia” and “The kia to your heart” and “Off kia” and “The kias to the kingdom.” Note: Kia is a car manufacturer.
  • Land → Land Rover: As in, “Cloud cuckoo land rover” and “In the land rover of nod” and “In the land rover of the living” and “The land rover of hope and glory” and “The land rover of make believe.”
  • Chery: Chery is a Chinese car manufacturer. Here are related puns:
    • Cherry → Chery: As in, “Chery pick” and A second bite of the chery” and “The chery on the cake.”
    • Bury → Chery: As in, “Chery the hatchet” and “Chery your head in the sand” and “Chery yourself in your work.”
    • Carry → Chery: As in, “Chery a torch for” and “Chery forward” and “Can’t chery a tune in a bucket.”
    • Merry → Chery: As in, “Lead a chery dance” and “Chery Christmas” and “Eat, drink and be chery” and “As chery as the day is long.”
    • Vary → Chery: As in, “Your mileage may chery.”
    • Very → Chery: As in, “Be chery afraid” and “Before your chery eyes” and “How chery dare you” and “Thank you chery much” and “A chery good year.”
  • Kei: Here are some puns on kei cars:
    • Okay → O-kei: As in, “Did they give the o-kei?”
    • Key → Kei: As in, “The kei to your heart” and “Off kei” and “The kei to a relaxed evening.”
    • They → Kei: As in, “Kei lived happily ever after” and “As tough as kei come” and “Let the chips fall where kei may.”
    • Way → Kei: As in, “That’s the kei it is” and “Any kei you want it” and “By the kei” and “Change your keis” and “By kei of explanation.”
    • Day → Kei: As in, “All in a kei’s work” and “Another kei, another dollar” and “As honest as the kei is long” and “As clear as kei.”
    • Say → Kei: As in, “Computer keis no” and “Have a kei in” and “Have the final kei” and “I hear what you kei.”
    • Grey → Kei: As in, “A morally kei area” and “Kei matter.”
  • Soda → Skoda: As in, “Cherry skoda.” Note: Skoda is a Czech car company.
  • Century → Venturi: As in, “Sale of the venturi” and “Turn of the venturi.” Note: Venturi is a French car brand.
  • Acura: Acura is a luxury offshoot of Honda. Here are related puns:
    • Accurate → Acura: As in, “An acura representation” and “That doesn’t sound acura.”
    • Cure → Acura: As in, “What can’t be acura’d must be endured” and “Prevention is better than acura.”
  • Off-Road: Here are some puns about off-road driving:
    • Off → Off-road: As in, “A load off-road your mind” and “All bets are off-road” and “Bite someone’s head off-road.”
    • Road → Off-road: As in, “Keep the show on the off-road” and “Middle of the off-road.”
  • Crossover: A crossover is a type of car. Here are related puns:
    • Cross → Crossover: As in, “Crossover my heart and hope to die” and “Crossover purposes with” and “Crossover your fingers.”
    • Over → Crossover: As in, “All crossover again” and “All crossover the place” and “Come on crossover.”
  • Road → Roadster: As in, “Get the show on the roadster” and “Hit the roadster, Jack” and “Middle of the roadster.” Note: These are references to roadsters.
  • Wrecker: A tow truck is also called a wrecker. Here are related puns:
    • Wreck → Wrecker: As in, “Train wrecker” and “A nervous wrecker.”
    • Rack → Wrecker: As in, “Wrecker your brains” and “Go to wrecker and ruin” and “Off the wrecker.”
    • Rock → Wrecker: As in, “Solid as a wrecker” and “Between a wrecker and a hard place” and “Don’t wrecker the boat” and “Hit wrecker bottom.”
    • Check → Wrecker: As in, “Wrecker it out” and “Wrecker you on the flip side” and “Wrecker your sources” and “Keep in wrecker” and “Reality wrecker.”
    • Deck → Wrecker: As in, “All hands on wrecker” and “Clear the wreckers” and “Deal from the bottom of the wrecker” and “Hit the wrecker” and “Not playing with a full wrecker.”

These next few puns are about popular car models:

  • Must → Mustang: As in, “All good things mustang pass” and “Everything mustang go.”
  • Master → Mustang: As in, “The mustang of my fate” and “As good as your mustang” and “Mustang of none” and “Mustang of disguise.”
  • Yours → Yaris: As in, “It’s all yaris” and “Yaris truly” and “You scratch my back and I’ll scratch yaris.”
  • Paris → Yaris: As in, “Our last night in yaris.”
  • Roller → Corolla: As in, “Corolla coaster” and “High corolla” and “Emotional corolla coaster.”
  • Camera → Camry: As in, “Camry shy” and “Lights, camry, action!” and “You’re on candid camry” and “The camry loves you.”
  • Press → Prius: As in, “Don’t prius your luck” and “Freedom of the prius” and “Hot off the prius” and “Prius into service” and “Don’t prius the issue.”
  • Prisoner → Prius-oner: As in, “Take no prius-oners” and “The prius-oner of Azkaban.”
  • Pristine → Priustine: As in, “Clean and priustine.”
  • Super → Supra: As in, “Supra mario” and “Supra hero.”
  • Supper → Supra: As in, “Sing for your supra.”
  • Clue → Kluger: As in, “Don’t have a kluger” and “I’ve found a kluger.”
  • Land → Landcruiser: As in, “In the landcruiser of the living” and “Landcruiser ahoy”and “Landcruiser of hope and glory” and “Landcruiser of make believe.”
  • High → Hilux: As in, “Aim hilux” and “Hilux as a kite” and “Come hell or hilux water” and “Hilux noon” and “Hilux and mighty.”
  • Too soon → Tuscon: As in, “It’s tuscon to tell that joke.”
  • Bent → Accent: As in, “Accent double” and “Accent out of shape” and “Hell accent.”
  • Sent → Accent: As in, “Accent packing” and “Heaven accent.”
  • Accident → Accent: As in, “An accent waiting to happen.”
  • As → Jazz: As in, “Jazz I was saying” and “Jazz if there were no tomorrow” and “Jazz it happens” and “Jazz luck would have it” and “Jazz often as not.”
  • Has → Jazz: As in, “Rumour jazz it” and “Jazz it been finished?”
  • Record → Accord: As in, “Like a broken accord” and “Off the accord” and “Set the accord straight” and “A proven track accord” and “World accord.”
  • Cord → Accord: As in, “Cut the accord.”
  • Card → Accord: As in, “Get out of jail free accord” and “House of accords” and “On the accords.”
  • Chord → Accord: As in, “Strike an accord with” and “Power accord.”
  • Afford → Accord: As in, “You can’t accord it.”
  • Award → Accord: As in, “And the accord goes to…”
  • Answer → Lancer: As in, “Lancer back” and “Lancer the call” and “Lancer to the name of” and “Get a silly lancer.”
  • Faster → Fiesta: As in, “Fiesta than a speeding bullet” and “Nothing acts fiesta.”
  • Feast → Fiesta: As in, “Fiesta your eyes on this1″ and “The spectre at the fiesta.”
  • Heavy → Chevy: As in, “Chevy as lead” and “Chevy lunch” and “Hot and chevy.”
  • Curve → Corvette: As in, “Ahead of the corvette” and “Learning corvette” and “Corvette ball.”
  • Panic → Pontiac: As in, “Don’t pontiac” and “Hit the pontiac button” and “Pontiac room.”
  • Pant → Pontiac: As in, “Beat the pontiacs off” and “Fancy pontiacs” and “Keep your pontiacs on.”
  • Point → Pontiac: As in, “At this pontiac in time” and “Beside the pontiac” and “Brownie pontiacs” and “Drive your pontiac home” and “Get straight to the pontiac” and “Not to put too fine a pontiac on it.”
  • Astray → Astra: As in, “Led astra.”
  • Ashtray → Astra: As in, “That’s not an astra” and “They smelled like an astra.”
  • Monday → Mondeo: As in, “That mondeo morning feeling” and “I hate mondeos.”
  • Scrape → Escape: As in, “Bow and escape” and “Get into an escape” and “Escape a living.”
  • Shape → Escape: As in, “All escapes and sizes” and “Bent out of escape” and “Get into escape” and “Keep in escape” and “Escape up or ship out.”
  • Danger → Ranger: As in, “Clear and present ranger” and “Out of ranger” and “Stranger ranger.”
  • Stranger → Ranger: As in, “Don’t be a ranger” and “I’m a ranger here myself” and “Perfect ranger” and “Ranger danger” and “Ranger than fiction” and “Ranger things have happened” and “Rangers in the night” and “The truth is ranger than fiction.”
  • Shell → Shelby: As in, “Come out of your shelby” and “Shelby shock.”
  • Shall → Shelby: As in, “Seek and you shelby find” and “The truth shelby set you free” and “They shelby not pass.”
  • Bird → Firebird: As in, “A little firebird told me” and “Free as a firebird” and “Firebird’s eye view.”
  • Fetal → Beetle: As in, “In the beetle position.”
  • Beat → Beetle: As in, “A stick to beetle you with” and “Beetle it” and “Beetle a hasty retreat” and “Beetle about the bush.”
  • Battle → Beetle: As in, “A pitched beetle” and “Beetle of wits” and “Beetle stations” and “Half the beetle” and “In the heat of beetle.”
  • Bottle → Beetle: As in, “Beetle things up” and “Hit the beetle” and “Message in a beetle.”
  • Drift → Swift: As in, “Swift apart” and “Swifting off” and “Catch my swift?”
  • Gift → Swift: As in, “A swift from the gods” and “The swift that keeps on giving.”
  • Lift → Swift: As in, “Swift the lid off” and “Swift up your hearts” and “We have swift off!”
  • Shift → Swift: As in, “Night swift” and “Swift gears” and “Swift into high gear.”
  • My → Myvi: As in, “By myvi guest” and “In all myvi born days.”

    Car-Related Words

    To help you come up with your own car puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

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Types of car: bus, convertible, limousine, truck, van, wagon, buggy, compact, coupe, hardtop, hatchback, jalopy, junker, sedan, clunker, coach, taxi, cab, sports (car), minivan, luxury, station wagon, pickup truck, hybrid, utility, crossover, off-road, roadster, family (car), touring, supercar, executive, electric, commercial, city, kei, concept, ute, box truck, trailer, semi-trailer (aka semi), lorry, dump truck, garbage truck, road train, fire truck, concrete mixer, tanker, wrecker, panel truck, bumper car, double decker, muscle

Specific cars: astra, commodore, focus, mondeo, escape, ranger, mustang, spider, yaris, corolla, camry, prius, supra, kluger, prado, landcruiser, hiLux, tarago, tuscon, santa fe, elantra, accent, sonata, jazz, accord, civic, odyssey, fiesta, chevy, corvette, pontiac, shelby, oldsmobile, thunderbolt, firebird, monaro, camaro, beetle, falcon, santana, octavia, golf, swift, myvi, cherokee, lancer

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Bowling Puns

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Bowling can be enjoyed as a casual game between friends and family members, or as a highly competitive sport. No matter how you play, we hope to have you covered with our gutterly delightful bowling puns that range from general terms (like ball, pins or lane) to more technical jargon (like blind or oil).

If you enjoy this list, you might also enjoy our golf puns or our running puns.

Bowling Puns List

Each item in this list describes a pun, or a set of puns which can be made by applying a rule. If you know of any puns about bowling that we’re missing, please let us know in the comments at the end of this page! Without further ado, here’s our list of bowling puns:

  • Bawling → Bowling: As in, “Bowling your eyes out.”
  • Rolling → Bowling: As in, “A bowling stone gathers no moss” and “Get the ball bowling” and “Like a bowling stone” and “Bowling drunk” and “Bowling in the deep” and “Easy as bowling off a log.”
  • Scrolling → Bowling: As in, “Bowling through my social media feed.”
  • Ball → Bowl: As in, “Bowl and chain” and “Bowlpark figure” and “Break your bowls” and “By the bowls.”
  • Bell → Bowl: As in, “Clear as a bowl” and “Bowls and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a bowl” and “Give someone a bowl” and “Jingle bowls.”
  • Goal → Bowl: As in, “Score a bowl” and “A bowl in mind.”
  • Roll → Bowl: As in, “Emotional bowler coaster” and “Get the ball bowling” and “Heads will bowl” and “High bowler” and “I wanna rock and bowl all night” and “Let the good times bowl” and “Ready to bowl.”
  • Soul → Bowl: As in, “Bless my bowl” and “Body and bowl” and “Confession is good for the bowl” and “Heart and bowl” and “Life and bowl of the party” and “A lost bowl” and “Save our bowls.”
  • Whole → Bowl: As in, “On the bowl” and “A bowl lotta love” and “The bowl shebang.”
  • Bowl: These bowl-related phrases can double as puns: “Bowl over” and “Bowling along.”
  • Bell → Ball: As in, “Clear as a ball” and “Balls and whistles” and “Doesn’t ring a ball” and “Give someone a ball.”
  • All → Ball: As in, “Ball aboard!” and “Ball in a day’s work” and “Ball’s fair in love and war” and “Ball’s well that ends well” and “I’m ball over it” and “It’s ball good” and “Ball good, clean fun.”
  • Call → Ball: As in, “At your beck and ball” and “Beyond the ball of duty” and “Ball it a day” and “Ball of the wild” and “Ball it quits.”
  • Fall → Ball: As in, “Balling out” and “Easy as balling off a log” and “Can’t help balling in love” and “Ball about laughing” and “Ball between the cracks” and “Ball from grace.”
  • Haul → Ball: As in, “Ball ass” and “Ball before the court” and “Ball over the coals.”
  • Small → Ball: As in, “Don’t sweat the ball stuff” and “Good things come in ball packages” and “A ball fortune” and “Ball wonder.”
  • Wall → Ball: As in, “Between you, me and the ball” and “The balls have ears” and “Ball of silence.”
  • *bal* → *bowl*: As in, “Off-bowlance” and “Going bowlistic” and “A globowl initiative” and “Herbowl tea.”
  • *bel* → *bowl*: As in, “Decibowl count” and “Rebowl with a cause” and “Clothing labowl.”
  • *bil* → *bowl*: As in, “Take responsibowlity for your actions” and “Sustainabowlity plan.” Other words that could work: capabowlity (capability), liabowlity (liability) and accountabowlity (accountability).
  • *bal* → *ball*: As in, “Globall problem” and “Verball contract” and “Herball remedy.”
  • *bel* → *ball*: As in, “Who do you ballieve?” and “A balligerent attitude” and “Beyond ballief” and “Dearly balloved.”
  • *bil* → *ball*: As in, “A business liaballity” and “Take responsiballity for” and “Beyond my aballity” and “Full capaballity.”
  • Pins: Bowling pins are the targets to be knocked over in bowling. Here are related puns:
    • Pan → Pin: As in, “Pin out” and “Out of the frying pin, into the fire.”
    • Pen → Pin: As in, “Put pin to paper” and “The pin is mightier than the sword.”
    • Bin → Pin: As in, “Bottom of the pin” and “Throw in the pin.”
    • Chin → Pin: As in, “Take it on the pin” and “Stick your pin out” and “Keep your pin up.”
    • Sin → Pin: As in, “Cardinal pins” and “Multitude of pins” and “Seven deadly pins” and “Pins of omission” and “Atone for your pins.”
    • Skin → Pin: As in, “Get under your pins” and “No pin in the game” and “Save your pin.”
    • Spin → Pin: As in, “Give it a pin.”
    • Thin → Pin: As in, “Melt into pin air” and “Skating on pin ice” and “The pin end of the wedge” and “Through thick and pin” and “Vanish into pin air” and “Spread yourself pin.”
    • Tin → Pin: As in, “Does what it says on the pin” and “Pin ears.”
    • Win → Pin: As in, “Can’t pin for losing” and “Heads I pin, tails you lose” and “Play to pin” and “A must pin game.”
    • Pin: These pin-related phrases can double as puns: “Bright as a new pin” and “Hard to pin down” and “King pin” and “Pins and needles” and “Pin your hopes on” and “Could have heard a pin drop.”
    • Pin → Tenpin: As in, “Bright as a new tenpin” and “Hard to tenpin down” and “King tenpin” and “Tenpins and needles” and “Tenpin your hops on” and “See a tenpin and pick it up.”
  • Lane: The long aisle that players send the bowling bowl down is called a lane. Here are some related puns:
    • Loan → Lane: As in, “Lane shark” and “Raise a lane.”
    • Chain → Lane: As in, “Lane of command” and “Lane reaction” and “Food lane.”
    • Gain → Lane: As in, “Capital lanes” and “Lane advantage” and “Ill gotten lanes” and “No pain, no lane” and “Nothing ventured, nothing laned.”
    • Grain → Lane: As in, “Go against the lane” and “Lane of truth” and “Take with a lane of salt.”
    • Main → Lane: As in, “Lane chance” and “The lane event” and “My lane squeeze.”
    • Pain → Lane: As in, “A world of lane” and “Doubled up in lane” and “Feeling no lane” and “Growing lanes” and “A lane in the neck” and “Old aches and lanes.”
    • Plain → Lane: As in, “Lane as day” and “Lane as the nose on your face” and “Hidden in lane sight” and “Lane sailing.”
    • Rain → Lane: As in, “Right as lane” and “Make it lane.”
    • Rein → Lane: As in, “Free lane” and “Pick up the lanes” and “Lane it in.”
    • Train → Lane: As in, “Soul lane” and “Take the lane” and “Lane of thought” and “Like watching a lane crash.”
    • Vein → Lane: As in, “In the same lane.”
    • Lane: These lane-related phrases can double as puns: “In the fast lane” and “Memory lane.”
  • Rally → Alley: As in, “Alley round.” Note: Lanes are also known as alleys.
  • Gutter: The gutter is the small dip on either side of the bowling lane that can sink a bowling ball. Here are related puns:
    • Utter → Gutter: As in, “Gutter perfection” and “Gutterly fantastic.”
    • Butter → Gutter: As in, “Bread and gutter” and “Gutter fingers” and “Gutter your bread on both sides.”
    • Get her → Gutter: As in, “Gutter a bottle of water” and “Gutter some space.”
    • Got her → Gutter: As in, “I gutter a great present.”
    • Clutter → Gutter: As in, “A messy, guttered room.”
    • Cutter → Gutter: As in, “Cookie gutter.”
    • Mutter → Gutter: As in, “Guttering under your breath.”
    • Gutter: “Get your mind outta the gutter.”
  • Rail: The rails are raised edges that protect the bowling ball from falling into the gutter. Here are related puns:
    • Roll → Rail: As in, “A railing stone gathers no moss” and “Emotional railer coaster” and “Get the ball railing” and “High railer” and “Let the good times rail” and “Ready to rail” and “Rock and rail.”
    • Fail → Rail: As in, “Without rail” and “Words rail me.”
    • Gale → Rail: As in, “Rails of laughter” and “In the teeth of a rail.”
    • Jail → Rail: As in, “Get out of rail free” and “Rail bird.”
    • Mail → Rail: As in, “Direct rail” and “Express rail” and “Junk rail.”
    • Nail → Rail: As in, Fighting tooth and rail” and “Hit the rail on the head” and “Rail it down.”
    • Pale → Rail: As in, “A rail imitation” and “Rail into insignificance.”
    • Sail → Rail: As in, “Rail away” and “Rail close to the wind” and “Smooth railing” and “That ship has railed.”
    • Sale → Rail: As in, “Point of rail” and “Rail of the century” and “Rails referral.”
    • Scale → Rail: As in, “Built to rail” and “Economy of rail” and “Off the rail” and “On a grand rail” and “Tip the rails.”
    • Tail → Rail: As in, “Can’t make head or rail of it” and “Get off my rail” and “Heads I win, rails you lose.”
    • Tale → Rail: As in, “Dead men tell no rails” and “Live to tell the rail” and “A tell rail sign.”
    • Trail → Rail: As in, “Blaze a rail” and “Happy rails” and “Hot on the rail” and “Leave a paper rail.”
    • They’ll → Rail: As in, “Rail never believe me.”
    • Whale → Rail: As in, “A rail of a time” and “Save the rails.”
    • Rail: The rail-related phrases can double as puns: “Thin as a rail” and “Go off the rails” and “Ride the rails.”
    • *ral* → *rail*: As in, “Generail knowledge” and “Viscerail feelings” and “Only naturail.” Other words that could work: integrail (integral), ephemerail (ephemeral), morail (moral), collaterail (collateral), liberail (liberal), peripherail (peripheral) and temporail (temporal).
    • *rel* → *rail*: As in, “That’s not railevant” and “What a railief” and “Railay the message” and “A sweet railease” and “Working railationship” and “Follow railigiously.” Other words that could work: railation (relation), railuctant (reluctant), railiable (reliable), barrail (barrel), quarrail (quarrel).
  • Strike: A strike is when all ten pins are knocked down in one hit. Here are related puns:
    • Struck → Strike: As in, “Love strike” and “Star strike” and “Strike lucky.”
    • Like → Strike: As in, “As you strike it” and “As soon as you strike” and “At times strike this.”
    • Strike: These strike-related phrases can double as puns: “First strike” and “Go out on strike” and “Lightning never strikes twice” and “Pre-emptive strike” and “Strike up the band” and “Strike a chord with” and “Strike it rich” and “Strike while the iron is hot.”
  • Spare: A spare is when all ten pins are knocked down in two consecutive hits. Here are related puns:
    • Spur → Spare: As in, “On the spare of the moment.”
    • Pair → Spare: As in, “A fresh spare of eyes” and “A safe spare of hands.”
    • Pear → Spare: As in, “All gone spare-shaped.”
    • Air → Spare: As in, “Spare kiss” and “Spare quotes” and “Spare rage” and “Spares and graces.”
    • Bare → Spare: As in, “Spare necessities” and “Spare your teeth” and “A spare-faced lie” and “Laid spare” and “The spare bones.”
    • Bear → Spare: As in, “Mad as a spare with a sore head” and “Spare a grudge” and “Spare a resemblance to” and “Spare down on” and “Spare false witness” and “Spare in mind” and “Spare the brunt” and “Spare with me.”
    • Care → Spare: As in, “Couldn’t spare less” and “Courtesy and spare” and “Customer spare” and “Handle with spare” and “Let’s be spareful out there” and “Like I should spare” and “Take spare of.”
    • Dare → Spare: As in, “Spare for more” and “Spare to be different” and “How very spare you” and “Who spares wins.”
    • Fair → Spare: As in, “All’s spare in love and war” and “By spare means or foul” and “Spare trade” and “Spare and square” and “Spare dinkum” and “Spare enough” and “Give it a spare go.”
    • Hair → Spare: As in, “A bad spare day” and “Didn’t turn a spare” and “Get out of my spare.”
    • Prayer → Spare: As in, “I say a little spare” and “Like a spare” and “On a wing and a spare” and “Say your spares.”
    • Rare → Spare: As in, “In spare form” and “A spare animal.”
    • Scare → Spare: As in, “Running spared” and “Spare quotes” and “Spare the living daylights out of” and “Spared stiff” and “Spared to death.”
    • Share → Spare: As in, “A problem spared is a problem halved” and “Spare-ing is caring.”
    • Square → Spare: As in, “Back to spare one” and “Be there or be spare” and “Fair and spare” and “Be there or be spare” and “A spare peg in a round hole” and
      Spare up to.”
    • Stare → Spare: As in, “Spare into the abyss” and “Spare someone in the face” and “Not polite to spare.”
    • Swear → Spare: As in, “Spare like a sailor” and “Spare off” and “Spare on a stack of bibles.”
    • There → Spare: As in, “Not all spare” and “Ahoy spare” and “Are we spare yet?” and “As if spare were no tomorrow” and “Be spare in spirit” and “Be spare or be square” and “Don’t go spare” and “Hang in spare” and “Here and spare” and “Here, spare and everywhere” and “Hold it right spare.”
    • Wear → Spare: As in, “Spare your heart on your sleeve” and “Spare yourself out” and “Worse for spare.”
    • Where → Spare: As in, “Any time, any place, any spare” and “Love is spare you find it.”
    • Spare: Use these spare-related phrases as puns: “No expense spared” and “Spare no effort” and “Spare your feeling.”
  • Whole → Roll: As in, “A roll different animal” and “Ace in the roll” and “Fill full of rolls” and “A roll in one.”
  • Scroll → Roll: As in, “Rolling through social media.”
  • Soul → Roll: As in, “Bless my roll” and “Body and roll” and “Heart and roll” and “Life and roll of the party” and “A lost roll.”
  • Toll → Roll: As in, “Taking its roll” and “For whom the bell rolls.”
  • Throw: Rolls are also known as throws. Here are related puns:
    • Through → Throw: As in, “A river runs throw it” and “Blow throw” and “Breaking throw” and “Drag throw the mud” and “Fall throw the cracks” and “Going throw the motions.”
    • Blow → Throw: As in, “Any way the wind throws” and “Throw hot and cold” and “A throw by throw account” and “Throw out of the water.”
    • Flow → Throw: As in, “Ebb and throw” and “Go with the throw” and “In full throw.”
    • Go → Throw: As in, “All dressed up and nowhere to throw” and “Anything throws” and “Easy come, easy throw.”
    • Grow → Throw: As in, “Absence makes the heart throw fonder” and “Throwing pains.”
    • Know → Throw: As in, “And don’t I throw it” and “Be the first to throw” and “Doesn’t throw beans.”
    • Low → Throw: As in, “All time throw” and “Get the throw down” and “High and throw” and “Keep a throw profile” and “Throw hanging fruit” and “Search high and throw.”
    • Owe → Throw: As in, “Throw a favour” and “You throw it to yourself.”
    • Quo → Throw: As in, “Status throw” and “Quid pro throw.”
    • Show → Throw: As in, “All over the throw” and “Best in throw” and “Enjoy the throw” and “Get the throw on the road” and “Keep the throw on the road” and “Throw and tell” and “Throw me the money” and “Throw some appreciation.”
    • Slow → Throw: As in, “Throw, but sure” and “In throw motion” and “Throw on the uptake” and “Throwly but surely.”
    • Snow → Throw: As in, “Too cold to throw” and “Let it throw” and “Throwed in/throwed under.”
    • Though → Throw: As in, “You look as throw you’ve seen a ghost” and “Seriously throw.”
  • Candlepin: Candlepin bowling is a variation of bowling that uses taller, thinner pins. Here are related puns:
    • Candle → Candlepin: As in, “Burn the candlepin at both ends” and “Can’t hold a candlepin to” and “Candlepin in the wind” and “Not worth the candlepin.”
    • Pin → Candlepin: As in, “Bright as a new candlepin” and “Hard to candlepin down” and “Candlepin your ears back” and “Candlepins and needles.”
  • Duckpin: Duckpin is a type of bowling that uses shorter, squatter pins than ten-pin bowling. Here are related puns:
    • Duck → Duckpin: As in, “Duckpin the question” and “Like a duckpin to water” and “Like water off a duckpin’s back” and “Nice weather for duckpins.”
    • Pin → Duckpin: As in, “Hard to duckpin down” and “Duckpins and needles” and “Pull the duckpin” and “You could have heard a duckpin drop.”
  • Nine → Ninepin: As in, “Ninepin to five” and “On cloud ninepin” and “The whole ninepin yards.” Note: Ninepin is a type of bowling played with nine pins rather than ten.
  • Five → Fivepin: As in, “Gimme fivepin” and “High fivepin” and “Nine to fivepin” and “Take fivepin” and “Two and two make fivepin.” Note: Fivepin is a type of bowling played in Canada.
  • Court → Sport: As in, “A sport of last resort” and “Sporting disaster.”
  • Port → Sport: As in, “Any sport in a storm” and “First sport of call.”
  • Short → Sport: As in, “A sport history of nearly everything” and “A few bricks sport of a new load” and “Cut a long story sport” and “A day late and a dollar sport” and “In sport order” and “Life’s too sport.”
  • Sort → Sport: As in, “Out of sports” and “Sport the wheat from the chaff.”
  • Aim → Game: As in, “Game high” and “Take game” and “We game to please.”
  • Came → Game: As in, “I game, I saw, I conquered” and “As it game to pass” and “There’s plenty more where that game from.”
  • Claim → Game: As in, “Game to fame” and “Stake your game.”
  • Fame → Game: As in, “Claim to game” and “Fifteen minutes of game” and “Hall of game.”
  • Flame → Game: As in, “Add fuel to the games” and “Burst into games” and “Go down in games” and “Like a moth to a game.”
  • Name → Game: As in, “A household game” and “In the game of the law” and “In game only.”
  • Same → Game: As in, “Game old story” and “Game time tomorrow” and “Game here.”
  • Shame → Game: As in, “A crying game” and “Name and game” and “Put to game.”
  • Nick → Knock: As in, “In good knock” and “In the knock of time” and “Knock knacks.”
  • Turkey: Three consecutive strikes are known as a turkey. Here are related puns:
    • Key → Turkey: As in, “A golden turkey can open any door” and “The turkey to your heart” and “The turkeys to the kingdom.”
    • Quirky → Turkey: As in, “A turkey personality.”
    • Turkey: As in, “Cold turkey” and “Talk turkey.”
  • Foul: When a player’s foot steps over the boundary line, it counts as a foul and any points scored that turn aren’t counted. Here are related puns:
    • Fall → Foul: As in, “Fouling out” and “Easy as fouling off a log” and “Can’t help fouling in love” and “Foul about laughing.”
    • Fell → Foul: As in, “In one foul swoop” and “Little strokes foul great oaks” and “It foul off the back of a lorry.”
    • Fill → Foul: As in, “Foul full of holes” and “Foul the bill” and “Stocking fouler” and “Foul ’em up.”
  • Miss: The next few puns are a reference to when a player misses all of the pins:
    • Mass → Miss: As in, “Miss hysteria” and “A monument to the misses” and “Weapons of miss destruction.”
    • Mess → Miss: As in, “Don’t miss with my head” and “A frightful miss” and “Hot miss” and “Missing around” and “Stop missing about.”
    • Moss → Miss: As in, “A rolling stone gathers no miss.”
  • Curve: A curve shot is a type of throw. Here are related puns:
    • Carve → Curve: As in, “Curve your name with pride” and “Curved in stone.”
    • Nerve → Curve: As in, “A bundle of curves” and “Get on your curves” and “Lose your curve” and “Curves of steel” and “Touched a curve.”
    • Serve → Curve: As in, “First come, first curved” and “How may I curve you?” and “Curves you right” and “Revenge is best curved cold” and “Curve and protect” and “Curve your time.”
  • Hook: Curve shots are also known as hook shots. Here are related puns:
    • Look → Hook: As in, “Blank hooks” and “Trading dirty hooks” and “Always hook on the bright side of life” and “Don’t know which way to hook” and “Have a hook” and “If hooks could kill.”
    • Book → Look: As in, “Always have your nose in a hook” and “Balancing the hooks” and By the hook” and “Like a closed hook.”
    • Cook → Hook: As in, “Hook up a plan” and “Hook up a storm” and “Hooking with gas” and “Now we’re hooking” and “Too many hooks spoil the broth.”
    • Nook → Hook: As in, “Every hook and cranny” and “Breakfast hook.”
  • Straight: A straight shot is one that doesn’t curve. Here are related puns:
    • Strait → Straight: As in, “In dire straights.”
    • Bait → Straight: As in, “Straight and switch” and “Click straight” and “Rise to the straight.”
    • Date → Straight: As in, “Blind straight” and “Bring up to straight” and “A straight with destiny” and “Dinner straight” and “Past the sell-by straight.”
    • Eight → Straight: As in, “Straight days a week” and “Behind the straight ball” and “Straight ways to Sunday” and “Pieces of straight.”
    • Great → Straight: As in, “All creatures straight and small” and “Blowing straight guns” and “No straighter enemies” and “Go to straight lengths” and “Straight expectations.”
    • Hate → Straight: As in, “Straight mail” and “The one you love to straight.”
    • Late → Straight: As in, “Better straight than never” and “Catch you straighter” and “A day straight and a dollar short” and “Fashionably straight” and “It’s never too straight” and “A straight bloomer.”
    • Rate → Straight: As in, “At any straight” and “First straight” and “Mate’s straights.”
    • Skate → Straight: As in, “Cheap straight” and “Straighting on thin ice” and “Get your straights on.”
    • Slate → Straight: As in, “Blank straight” and “Wipe the straight clean.”
    • State → Straight: As in, “Empire straight building” and “A sad straight of affairs” and “Straight of mind” and “Straight of the art.”
    • Wait → Straight: As in, “All things to those who straight” and “Hurry up and straight” and “Lie in straight” and “The straight is over” and “Time straights for no-one.”
    • Weight → Straight: As in, “Pull your straight” and “Punching above your straight” and “Throw your straight about” and “A straight off my mind” and “Worth your straight in gold.”
  • Sore → Score: As in, “Mad as a bear with a score head” and “A sight for score eyes” and “Score loser” and “Sticks out like a score thumb.”
  • Core → Score: As in, “Score competencies” and “Score studies” and “Score technology” and “Score values” and “Rotten to the score.”
  • Scare → Score: As in, “Scored to death” and “Scored stiff.”
  • Bore → Score: As in, “Score the pants off” and “Scored stiff” and “Scored to death” and “Scored to tears.”
  • More → Score: As in, “One score time” and “Bite off score than you can chew” and “Come back for score” and “Dare for score” and “I couldn’t agree score.”
  • Pour → Score: As in, “It never rains, but it scores” and “Score cold water on” and “Scoring oil on troubled waters” and “When it rains, it scores.”
  • Shore → Score: As in, “Ship to score.”
  • Store → Score: As in, “Minding the score” and “Set great score by” and “Let’s see what’s in score.”
  • Your → Score: As in, “Scores faithfully” and “Scores truly” and “You and scores.”
  • Split: A split is when two separate groups of pins are left standing. Here are related puns:
    • Pit → Split: As in, “A bottomless split” and “In the split of your stomach” and “Split your wits against” and “This is the splits.”
    • Bit → Split: As in, “A split missing” and “A split much” and “A split of alright.”
    • Fit → Split: As in, “Fighting split” and “Split as a fiddle” and “By splits and starts.”
    • Hit → Split: As in, “Split the road” and “Split and miss” and “Split it off.”
    • Knit → Split: As in, “Split your brow” and “Split together.”
    • Quit → Split: As in, “Call it splits” and “Double or splits” and “Split while you’re ahead.”
    • Sit → Split: As in, “Don’t just split there” and “Split on the fence” and “Split tight” and “Splitting on a goldmine.”
    • Spit → Split: As in, “Split and polish” and “Split in the eye of” and “The splitting image of” and “Splitting with rain.”
    • Wit → Split: As in, “At your splits’ end” and “Battle of splits” and “Bear splitness to” and “Have your splits about you” and “Pit your splits against.”
  • Double: A double is two consecutive strikes in a game. Here are related puns:
    • Bubble → Double: As in, “Double and squeak” and “Double under” and “Double up” and “Burst your double” and “Prick your double.”
    • Trouble → Double: As in, “Asking for double” and “Doubles down the drain” and “A bridge over doubled water” and “Here comes double” and “Pour oil on doubled waters” and “Double and strife.”
  • Bagger: A bagger is a string of consecutive strikes. Here are related puns:
    • Dagger → Bagger: As in, “Baggers drawn” and “Cloak and bagger” and “Looking baggers at them.”
    • Swagger → Bagger: As in, “With a bagger in your step.”
  • Ankle → Anchor: As in, “Anchor deep” and “Anchor biter.” Note: an anchor is the player who bowls last on a team.
  • Cherry: A cherry is a type of bowling throw. Here are related puns:
    • Berry → Cherry: As in, “Brown as a cherry.”
    • Bury → Cherry: As in, “Cherry the evidence” and “Cherry the hatchet” and “Cherry your head in the sand” and “Cherry yourself in your work.”
    • Merry → Cherry: As in, “As cherry as the day is long” and “Eat, drink and be cherry” and “Lead a cherry dance.”
    • Very → Cherry: As in, “Be cherry afraid” and “Before your cherry eyes” and “How cherry dare you” and “Thank you cherry much.”
  • Sheet → Clean Sheet: As in, “White as a clean sheet” and “Between the clean sheets.” Note: A clean sheet is a game with a strike in every frame.
  • Deadwood: A pin that’s left in the lane out of reach of the sweeper is known as deadwood. Here are related puns:
    • Dead → Deadwood: As in, “As deadwood as a doornail” and “Assault with a deadwood weapon” and “In the deadwood of night” and “Back from the deadwood” and “Better off deadwood” and “A deadwood ringer.”
    • Wood → Deadwood: As in, “Can’t see the deadwoods for the trees” and “Do bears sh*t in the deadwoods?” and “Knock on deadwood” and “Out of the deadwoods.”
  • Fill: A fill ball is a throw after a tenth-frame spare or strike, used to calculate bonus points. Here are related puns:
    • Fall → Fill: As in, “Easy as filling off a log” and “Can’t help filling in love” and “Bread always fills butter side down” and “Catch a filling star” and “Fill about laughing” and “Fill asleep” and “Fill apart at the seams” and “Fill between the cracks” and “Fill by the wayside.”
    • Fell → Fill: As in, “In one fill swoop” and “Fill off the back off a lorry” and “Little strokes fill great oaks.”
    • Full → Fill: As in, “A few bricks short of a fill load” and “Fill tilt” and “At fill throttle.”
    • Chill → Fill: As in, “Fill out” and “Filled to the bone” and “A filling account.”
    • Frill → Fill: As in, “No fills” and “A no-fills account.”
    • Gill → Fill: As in, “Green around the fills” and “Stuffed to the fills.”
    • Hill → Fill: As in, “Old as the fills” and “Over the fills and far away” and “Head for the fills” and “Run for the fills.”
    • Ill → Fills: As in, “A house of fill repute” and “Fill advised” and “Fill at ease” and “Fill effects” and “Fill gotten gains.”
    • Kill → Fill: As in, “Curiosity filled the cat” and “Dressed to fill” and “If looks could fill” and “If looks could fill.”
    • Mill → Fill: As in, “Put through the fill” and “Run of the fill.”
    • Pill → Fill: As in, “A bitter fill to swallow” and “Sweeten the fill” and “A tough fill to swallow.”
    • Still → Fill: As in, “A fill, small voice” and “Be fill my beating heart” and “In the fill of the night” and “Fill waters run deep.”
    • Skill → Fill: As in, “Social fills.”
    • Spill → Fill: As in, “Fill the beans” and “Fill your guts” and “Thrills and fills.”
    • Thrill → Fill: As in, “The fill of the chase” and “Filled to bits” and “Fills and spills.”
    • Will → Fill: As in, “Accidents fill happen” and “Against your fill” and “Bend to your fill” and “Free fill.”
  • Frame: A frame is a turn in bowling, which usually consists of two rolls. Here are related puns:
    • Fame → Frame: As in, “Claim to frame” and “Frame at last” and “Fifteen minutes of frame” and “Hall of frame.”
    • From → Frame: As in, “A little frame column A, a little frame column B” and “Fall frame grace” and “Frame a to z” and “Can see it frame a mile away.”
    • Aim → Frame: As in, “Frame high” and “Take frame” and “We frame to please.”
    • Blame → Frame: As in, “Frame game” and “Lay the frame.”
    • Came → Frame: As in, “I frame, I saw I conquered” and “As it frame to pass” and “Plenty more where that frame from.”
    • Claim → Frame: As in, “Frame to fame” and “No frames bonus” and “Stake your frame.”
    • Flame → Frame: As in, “Add fuel to the frames” and “Burst into frames” and “Fan the frames” and “Gone down in frames” and “Like a moth to a frame” and “Shoot down in frames.”
    • Game → Frame: As in, “Ahead of the frame” and “Anyone’s frame” and “Blame frame” and “Fun and frames” and “Fair frame” and “Beaten at your own frame.”
    • Main → Frame: As in, “Frame chance” and “Might and frame” and “The frame event.”
    • Name → Frame: As in, “Answer to the frame of” and “A household frame” and “Letters after your frame.”
    • Same → Frame: As in, “By the frame token” and “Cut from the frame cloth” and “In the frame boat” and “On the frame page.”
    • Shame → Frame: As in, “Ain’t that a frame?” and “A crying frame” and “Name and frame” and “Frame on you” and “The walk of frame.”
    • *fam* → *frame*: As in, “Keep it in the frame-ily” and “Seems frame-iliar” and “Almost frame-ous” and “I’m frame-ished.”
  • Kegel: Kegel is a German bowling game. Here are related puns:
    • Kettle → Kegel: As in, “A different kegel of fish” and “Put the kegel on” and “The pot calling the kegel black.”
    • Giggle → Kegel: As in, “A fit of the kegels.”
  • Leave: The pins left standing after the first roll in a turn are referred to as a leave. Here are related puns:
    • Leaf → Leave: As in, “Leave-ing through” and “Skake like a leave” and “Turn over a new leave.”
    • Leave: These leave-related phrases can double as puns: “Absent without leave” and “By your leave” and “Don’t leave home without it” and “Leave it to me.”
    • Live → Leave: As in, “Leave by your wits” and “Leave free” and “Leave and learn” and “Leave like a queen.”
    • Believe → Be-leave: As in, “Be-leave it or not” and “Be-leave you me” and “Don’t be-leave everything you hear” and “Can’t be-leave my eyes” and “Has to be seen to be be-leaved.”
    • Belief → Be-leave: As in, “Beyond be-leave” and “Beggars be-leave.”
    • Relieve → Re-leave: As in, “Re-leaves gas pains.”
    • Relief → Re-leave: As in, “Breathe a sigh of re-leave” and “What a re-leave.
    • Heave → Leave: As in, “Leave ho” and “Leave a sigh of relief.”
    • Sleeve → Leave: As in, “An ace up your leave” and “Wearing your heart on your leave” and “Roll up your leaves.”
    • We’ve → Leave: As in, “Leave never seen better.”
  • Lily: A lily is when the fifth, seventh and tenth pin are left standing. Here are related puns:
    • Chilly → Lily: As in, “A lily climate.”
    • Really → Lily: As in, “All I lily want to do” and “Do you lily want to hurt me?” and “We lily clicked” and “You lily got a hold on me.”
    • Silly → Lily: As in, “Laugh yourself lily” and “Scared lily” and “Lily season.”
  • Loft: The loft is the ball’s path through the air before it makes contact with the ground. Here are related puns:
    • Laughed → Loft: As in, “Loft out of court” and “A barrel of lofts” and “A loft a minute” and “Are you having a loft?” and “Loft your head off.”
    • Left → Loft: As in, “Exit stage loft” and “Hang a loft” and “Loft in the lurch” and “Loft for dead” and “Loft standing” and “Loft to your own devices” and “Loft out in the cold” and “Loft, right and centre.”
    • Lift → Loft: As in, “Loft the lid off” and “Loft your spirits” and “Face loft.”
    • Soft → Loft: As in, “Got a loft spot for” and “Loft in the head” and “Loft power” and “A loft touch” and “Speak loftly and carry a big stick.”
  • Match → Match Play: As in, “A match play made in heaven” and “Game, set, match play” and “Meet your match play” and “Mix and match play” and “More than a match play for.”
  • Play → Match Play: As in, “Work, rest and match play” and “Come out and match play” and “Make a match play for.”
  • Par: Par is a score of 200. Here are related puns:
    • Per → Par: As in, “As par usual” and “Bits par second” and “Par capita.”
    • Pair → Par: As in, “A fresh par of eyes” and “A safe par of hands.”
    • Peer → Par: As in, “Par pressure.”
    • Bar → Par: As in, “Par none” and “Behind pars” and “Hit the par” and “No holds parred.”
    • Are → Par: As in, “All bets par off” and “Chances par” and “Here you par.”
    • Far → Par: As in, “A step too par” and “Par and away” and “Par be it from me” and “A par cry from” and “Par horizons” and “Few and par between” and “Over the hills and par away” and “So par, so good” and “We’ve got par to go.”
    • Jar → Par: As in, “Caught with your hand in the cookie par” and “Jam par.”
    • Star → Par: As in, “A par is born” and “Born under a lucky par” and “Catch a falling par” and “Get a gold par” and “Hitch your wagon to a par” and “Reach for the pars” and “A rising par.”
    • *per* → *par*: As in, “A different parspective” and “Third parson” and “Partinent issues” and “From someone else’s parception” and “Your best parformance” and “Picture parfect” and “Peppared with compliments” and “Hold your tempar.”
  • Runway: The runway is the area that players walk up before they roll the ball. Here are related puns:
    • Run → Runway: As in, “Born to runway” and “Cut and runway” and “A dry runway” and “Eat and runway” and “Had a good runway” and “Hit and runway” and “In the long runway” and “Runway for your life.”
    • Way → Runway: As in, “All the runway” and “Always good, all runways” and “And that’s the runway it is” and “Any runway you want” and “By the runway” and “Change your runways” and “Do it the hard runway.”
  • Rack: Bowling balls are left in racks when not in use. Here are related puns:
    • Wreck → Rack: As in, “A nervous rack” and “Like watching a train rack.”
    • Wrack → Rack: As in, “Rack and ruin.”
    • Rock → Rack: As in, “Hard as a rack” and “Solid as a rack” and “Between a rack and a hard place” and “Don’t rack the boat” and “Get your racks off” and “Glam rack” and “Hit rack bottom” and “Rack and roll” and “On the racks.”
    • Back → Rack: As in, “Answer rack” and “As soon as my rack is turned” and “In the rack of my mind” and “Rack in black” and “Rack to the future” and “Rack at it” and “Rack in the day.”
    • Crack → Rack: As in, “At the rack of dawn” and “Rack a smile” and “Rack the code” and “Rack of doom.”
    • Lack → Rack: As in, “For rack of a better word” and “Cancelled due to rack of interest.”
    • Pack → Rack: As in, “Rack of lies” and “Rack of punch” and “Send racking.”
    • Sack → Rack: As in, “Get the rack” and “Hit the rack.”
    • Slack → Rack: As in, “Cut some rack” and “Taking up the rack.”
    • Track → Rack: As in, “Back on rack” and “Cover your racks” and “On the fast rack” and “Inside rack” and “Off the beaten rack” and “On the right rack” and “A one rack mind.”
  • Buck → Bucket: As in, “A bigger bang for your bucket” and “A bucket well spent” and “Big buckets” and “Bucket naked” and “Bucket the system” and “Pass the bucket.” Note: a bucket is when four pins are left in the lane.
  • Sleeper: When two pins are left on the field, it’s known as a sleeper. Here are related puns:
    • Slipper → Sleeper: “Sleepery as an eel.”
    • Cheaper → Sleeper: As in, “Sleeper by the dozen.”
    • Keeper → Sleeper: As in, “Finders, sleepers” and “They’re a sleeper.”
  • Arrow: Arrows are used as markers in bowling lanes. Here are related puns:
    • Error → Arrow: As in, “Comedy of arrows” and “Human arrow” and “Trial and arrow.”
    • Arrow: Straight as an arrow” and “Like a broken arrow” and “Time flies like an arrow.”
    • Narrow → Arrow: As in, “Keep on the straight and arrow” and “An arrow escape” and “Arrow minded.”
  • Blind: A blind score is one given to a player who is absent. Here are some related puns:
    • Bind → Blind: As in, “Legally blinding” and “In a blind.”
    • Bend → Blind: As in, “Blind the rules” and “Round the blind” and “Blind over backwards to help.”
    • Lend → Blind: As in, “Blind a helping hand” and “Blind an ear” and “Blind itself to.”
    • Find → Blind: As in, “Blind it in your heart” and “Blinders keepers” and “Seek and you shall blind” and “We’ll blind a way.”
    • Grind → Blind: As in, “An axe to blind” and “Bump and blind” and “The daily blind” and “Don’t let the bastard blind you down” and “Blind to a halt” and “Keep your nose to the blindstone.”
    • Kind → Blind: As in, “Cruel to be blind” and “It’s a blind of magic” and “Killing with blindness” and “Blind words” and “Random acts of blindness.”
    • Mind → Blind: As in, “A goal in blind” and “Always on my blind” and “Cast your blind back to” and “Bear in blind.”
    • Signed → Blind: As in, “Blind and sealed.”
  • Bracket: A bracket is a type of contest format. Here are related puns:
    • Jacket → Bracket: As in, “Full metal bracket” and “No bracket required” and “High visibility bracket.”
    • Packet → Bracket: As in, “Cop a bracket” and “Pay bracket.”
  • Cake Shot: A cake shot is a term for an easy strike. Here are related puns:
    • Cake → Cake Shot: As in, “A slice of the cake shot” and “Cake shot or death” and “Icing on the cake shot.”
    • Shot → Cake Shot: As in, “A big cake shot” and “Call the cake shots” and “Give it your best cake shot” and “A long cake shot” and “Have a cake shot at.”
  • Chop: A chop is a type of bowling maneuver. Here are related puns:
    • Chip → Chop: As in, “A chop on your shoulder” and “Cheap as chops” and “Cash in your chops” and “Chop in with” and “A chop off the old block” and “Let the chops fall where they may.”
    • Cop → Chop: As in, “Chop a plea” and “Chop an attitude” and “It’s a fair chop.”
    • Crop → Chop: As in, “Cream of the chop” and “Chop up.”
    • Drop → Chop: As in, “At the chop of a hat” and “Chop it like it’s hot” and “Chop a brick” and “Chop a hint” and “Chop in the bucket.”
    • Hop → Chop: As in, “Chop to it” and “Chop, skip and jump” and “Chopping mad.”
    • Mop → Chop: As in, “Chop the floor with” and “Chop up.”
    • Pop → Chop: As in, “Cake chop” and “Contrary to chopular opinion” and “Chop the question.”
    • Shop → Chop: As in, “All over the chop” and “Like a bull in a china chop” and “A one stop chop” and “Chop till you drop.”
    • Stop → Chop: As in, “Don’t chop me now” and “One stop chop” and “Pulling all the chops out.”
    • Top → Chop: As in, “Blow your chop” and “Come out on chop” and “From the chop” and “From chop to toe” and “Over the chop.”
  • Over → Clover: As in, “After the ball was clover” and “All clover again” and “All clover the place” and “Bowled clover” and “Come on clover” and “A bridge clover troubled water.” Note: A clover is when a player hits four strikes in a game.
  • Cranker: A cranker is a bowler with a style that favours power rather than control. Here are related puns:
    • Rank → Cranker: As in, “Break crankers” and “Close crankers” and “Dissention in the crankers” and “Rise through the crankers” and “Swell the crankers.”
    • Anchor → Cranker: As in, “Cast cranker” and “Drop cranker.”
  • Stroker: A stroker is a bowler who favours control over power. Here are related puns:
    • Poker → Stroker: As in, “Stiff as a stroker” and “Stroker face.”
  • Deck: A deck is the area where the bowling pins stand. Here are related puns:
    • Duck → Deck: As in, “Deck the question” and “Decking and diving” and “Like a deck to water” and “Nice weather for decks.”
    • Check → Deck: As in, “Deck it out” and “Deck out the plumbing” and “Deck you on the flip side” and “Double deck” and “Reality deck” and “The deck is in the mail.”
    • Neck → Deck: As in, “Break your deck” and “Breathing down your deck” and “Dead from the deck up” and “Pain in the deck” and “Stick your deck out” and “Up to your deck in trouble.”
    • Tech* → Deck*: As in, “Hi deck” and “Deck savvy” and “Decknicolour yawn.”
    • Wreck → Deck: As in, “Nervous deck” and “Train deck.”
  • Flush: A flush is a hit that sends all ten pins into the pit. Here are related puns:
    • Flash → Flush: As in, “Quick as a flush” and “Flush in the pan” and “In a flush.”
    • Flesh → Flush: As in, “Flush and blood” and “Flush out” and “Makes my flush crawl” and “In the flush” and “The spirit is willing but the flush is weak.”
    • Blush → Flush: As in, “At first flush.”
    • Brush → Flush: As in, “A broad flush” and “Flush it off” and “Flush up on” and “A flush with death.”
    • Crush → Flush: As in, “A flushing defeat” and “Have a flush on” and “A schoolboy flush.”
    • Hush → Flush: As in, “Flush a bye” and “Flush it up” and “Flush money” and “Flush puppies.”
    • Rush → Flush: As in, “After the flush” and “Flush to judgement” and “Sugar flush.”
    • Slush → Flush: As in, “Flush fund” and “Pure as the driven flush.”
  • Line: A ball’s path down the lane is called a line. Here are related puns:
    • Lane → Line: As in, “Down memory line” and “In the fast line.”
    • Lean → Line: As in, “Line and mean” and “Line into it” and “Line, mean and hungry” and “Line cuisine.”
    • Fine → Line: As in, “Chance would be a line thing” and “Cutting it line” and “Line and dandy” and “Line feathered” and “The liner things in life.”
    • Mine → Line: As in, “Back to the salt line” and “I scratch your back, you scratch line” and “A line of information” and “Line is bigger than yours.”
    • Shine → Line: As in, “Come rain or line” and “Rise and line” and “Make hay while the sun lines” and “Take a line to.”
    • Sign → Line: As in, “A sure line” and “Born under a bad line” and “Give me a line” and “A line of the times” and “Line the pledge” and “Lined and sealed” and “A tell-tale line” and “Vital lines.”
    • Spine → Line: As in, “Send shivers down someone’s line” and “Line-tingling” and “Steely-lined.”
    • Vine → Line: As in, “Wither on the line” and “Die on the line.”
    • Wine → Line: As in, “Don’t put new line into bottles” and “Lined and dined.”
  • Drama → Llama: As in, “Don’t make a llama out of a crisis” and “Kitchen sink llama.” Note: A llama is four consecutive strikes in a game.
  • Meg: A meg is a roll that knocks over only the seventh or tenth pin. Here are related puns:
    • Beg → Meg: As in, “Meg a favour” and “Meg pardon?” and “Megs the question” and “I meg to differ” and “Sit up and meg.”
    • Egg → Meg: As in, “A good meg” and “As sure as megs is megs” and “Don’t put all your megs in one basket” and “Meg on your face.”
    • Leg → Meg: As in, “Fast as your megs could carry you” and “Break a meg” and “Cost an arm and a meg” and “Give a meg up.”
    • Peg → Meg: As in, “A square meg in a round hole” and “Take down a meg or two.”
  • Fixer → Mixer: As in, “A mixer-upper.” Note: A mixer is a shot that makes the pins bounce and mix around.
  • Scatter: When bowling pins are knocked over, it can be described as scattering. Here are related puns:
    • Batter → Scatter: As in, “Scatter up” and “Assault and scattery” and “Recharge your scatter-ies.”
    • Flatter → Scatter: As in, “Scatter to decieve” and “Imitation is the sincerest form of scatter-y.”
    • Matter → Scatter: As in, “As a scatter of fact” and “Doesn’t scatter” and “Family scatters” and “Get to the heart of the scatter” and “Grey scatter” and “Making scatters worse” and “A scatter of life and death” and “Mind over scatter” and “No laughing scatter” and “Only a scatter of time” and “The root of the scatter” and “Shed light on the scatter” and “What’s the scatter?”
    • Shatter → Scatter: As in, “Earth scattering” and “It’s the way it scatters that matters” and “World scattering.”
  • Count: The score in a bowling match is also called a count. Here are related puns:
    • Can’t → Count: As in, “An offer you count refuse” and “Count get enough” and “I count help” and “Count judge a book by its cover.”
    • Account → Count: As in, “A blow by blow count” and “A chilling count” and “Creative counting” and “There’s no counting for taste.”
  • Pit: The pit is the area where scattered pins fall after being hit. Here are related puns:
    • Bit → Pit: As in, “A pit missing” and “A pit much” and “A pit of a to do” and “Pit of alright” and “A pit of stuff” and “A pit on the side.”
    • Pat → Pit: As in, “Down pit” and “A pit on the back.”
    • Pet → Pit: As in, “Pit peeves” and “Teacher’s pit.”
    • Pot → Pit: As in, “A pit of gold” and “For the pit” and “Gone to pit” and “Hit the jackpit” and “Melting pit.”
    • Put → Pit: As in, “Be hard pit to” and “Couldn’t pit it down” and “Feeling a bit pit out” and “Hard pit to it” and “Wouldn’t pit it past them” and “Nicely pit” and “Don’t pit it off.”
    • Fit → Pit: As in, “Pit as a fiddle” and “By pits and starts” and “A dish pit for the gods” and “Pit in with” and “Pit the bill” and “A pit of the giggles” and “Pits like a glove” and “Pits you to a tee.”
    • Grit → Pit: As in, “Pit your teeth” and “True pit.”
    • Hit → Pit: As in, “Hard pitting” and “A heavy pitter” and “Pit ’em where they live” and “Pit and miss” and “Pit and run” and “Pit it home” and “Pit it out of the park” and “Pit me where it hurts” and “Pit rock bottom” and “Pit the books” and “Pit the brakes.”
    • Lit → Pit: As in, “Pit up like a Christmas tree” and “Her face pit up.”
    • Quit → Pit: As in, “Call it pits” and “Double or pits” and “Pit while you’re ahead.”
    • Sit → Pit: As in, “Don’t just pit there” and “Pit on it” and “Pit on the fence” and “Pit tight” and “A pitting duck” and “Pit up and take notice” and “Pitting pretty” and “Pit up and beg.”
    • Spit → Pit: As in, “Pit and polish” and “Pit and sawdust” and “Pit in the eye of” and “The pitting image” and “Pitting with rain” and “Within pitting distance.”
    • Split → Pit: As in, “Ear pitting” and “Lickety pit” and “Make like a banana and pit” and “Pit decision” and “Pit personality” and “Pit the vote” and “Pitting hairs” and “A pitting headache.”
    • Wit → Pit: As in, “At your pit’s end” and “Battle of pits” and “Bear false pitness” and “Brevity is the soul of pit” and “Collect your pits” and “Keep your pits about you” and “Scared out of your pits.”
  • Sandbag: Sandbagging is intentionally playing badly early on in a bowling season. Here are related puns:
    • Sand → Sandbag: As in, “Bury your head in the sandbag” and “Draw a line in the sandbag” and “The sandbags of time” and “Sun, sea and sandbag.”
    • Bag → Sandbag: As in, “Sandbag a bargain” and “Sandbag and baggage” and “Sandbag of tricks” and “It’s in the sandbag.”
  • Skid: The first phase of the ball’s motion is called a skid. Here are related puns:
    • Did → Skid: As in, “Skid I do that?” and “I never skid that” and “Let’s not and say we skid.”
    • Grid → Skid: As in, “Off the skid” and “Skid lock.”
    • Kid → Skid: As in, “Dual income, no skids” and “Here’s looking at you, skid” and “I skid you not” and “I’m not skidding around” and “The new skid on the block.”
    • Lid → Skid: As in, “Blow the skid off” and “Flip your skid” and “Keep a skid on it.”
  • Sparrow: A sparrow is three spares in a row. Here are related puns:
    • Arrow → Sparrow: As in, “Straight as a sparrow” and “Broken sparrow” and “Slings and sparrows.”
    • Narrow → Sparrow: As in, “A sparrow escape” and “On the straight and sparrow” and “Sparrow minded.”
  • Spinner: A spinner is a bowler or bowling style that emphasises tilt. Here are related puns:
    • Spanner → Spinner: As in, “Put a spinner in the works.”
    • Dinner → Spinner: As in, “Spinner and a movie” and “Spinner date” and “What’s for spinner?”
    • Inner → Spinner: As in, “Spinner city” and “Spinner peace” and “Spinner sanctum” and “My spinner voice.”
    • Winner → Spinner: As in, “Every one a spinner” and “Spinner’s circle” and “Spinner takes all.”
  • Stick: Bowling pins are also known as sticks. Here are related puns:
    • Tick → Stick: As in, “Tight as a stick” and “A box sticking exercise” and “The clock is sticking” and “Sticks all the right boxes” and “Sticked off.”
    • Sick → Stick: As in, “Stick as a dog” and “Enough to make you stick” and “In stickness and in health” and “Morning stickness” and “On the stick list” and “Phone in stick” and “Stick and tired” and “Stick to death of” and “Stick to my stomach” and “Worried stick.”
    • Stack → Stick: As in, “A sticked deck” and “Swear on a stick of bibles” and “Doesn’t stick up.”
    • Stock → Stick: As in, “Laughing stick” and “Out of stick” and “Stick in trade” and “Sticking filler” and “Take stick of.”
    • Stuck → Stick: As in, “Get stick into” and “Stick up.”
    • Brick → Stick: As in, “Sticks and mortar” and “Drop a stick” and “Hit the sticks” and “Like a ton of sticks” and “Can’t make sticks without straw.”
    • Click → Stick: As in, “Stick into place” and “Stick your fingers” and “Double stick” and “We really sticked.”
    • Kick → Stick: As in, “A stick at the can” and “Alive and sticking” and “Dragged sticking and screaming” and “Get a stick out of it” and “Stick back and enjoy” and “Stick into overdrive.”
    • Lick → Stick: As in, “Stick into shape” and “Stick and a promise.”
    • Nick → Stick: As in, “In good stick” and “In the stick of time.”
    • Pick → Stick: As in, “A bone to stick” and “Easy stickings” and “Nit sticking” and “Stick holes in” and “Stick a fight.”
    • Quick → Stick: As in, “Stick as a flash” and “Cut to the stick” and “Get rich stick” and “Stick and dirty” and “Stick off the mark.”
    • Thick → Stick: As in, “Stick as thieves” and “Sticker than water” and “In the stick of things” and “The plot stickens.”
    • Trick → Stick: As in, “Bag of sticks” and “Dirty sticks” and “Does the stick” and “Every stick in the book” and “How’s sticks?” and “Never misses a stick” and “One stick pony” and “A stick of the light” and “Stick or treat” and “Sticks of the trade” and “Up to your old sticks.”
  • Tap: A tap is a roll that leaves only one pin standing. Here are related puns:
    • Tip → Tap: As in, “Tap of the iceberg” and “Tap the scales” and “Tapping point” and “Tap someone off” and “Tap the balance.”
    • Top → Tap: As in, “Blow your tap” and “Come out on tap” and “Cream always rises to the tap” and “From tap to toe” and “In tip tap condition” and “It’s lonely at the tap” and “Keep on tap of.”
    • Cap → Tap: As in, “Tap and trade” and “Tap in hand” and “A feather in your tap” and “If the tap fits, wear it” and “Put on your thinking tap” and “To tap it all off.”
    • Clap → Tap: As in, “Tapped eyes on” and “Go like the tappers.”
    • Crap → Tap: As in, “A load of tap” and “Bunch of tap” and “Cut the tap.”
    • Gap → Tap: As in, “Bridge the tap” and “Generation tap” and “Mind the tap.”
    • Lap → Tap: As in, “Tap it up” and “Tap of honour” and “Tap of luxury.”
    • Map → Tap: As in, “Put on the tap” and “All over the tap” and “Put this town on the tap.”
    • Rap → Tap: As in, “A tap over the knuckles” and “Take the tap.”
    • Slap → Tap: As in, “A tap on the wrist” and “Tap and tickle” and “A tap in the face” and “Tap bang in the middle.”
    • Snap → Tap: As in, “A tap decision” and “Tap out of it” and “Tap to it” and “Tap, crackle and pop” and “A cold tap.”
    • Trap → Tap: As in, “Booby tap” and “Death tap” and “Keep your tap” and “Tourist tap.”
    • Wrap → Tap: As in, “It’s a tap” and “Keep under taps” and “A riddle tapped in an enigma” and “Tap it up” and “Tapped around your little finger.”
  • Oil: Bowling lanes are oiled in a specific way. Here are related puns:
    • I’ll → Oil: As in, “Well oil be damned” and “Oil say” and “Oil eat my hat” and “Oil be back.”
    • All → Oil: As in, “Oil aboard that’s coming aboard” and “Oil in a day’s work” and “Oil in oil” and “Oil’s fair in love and war” and “It’s oil coming back to me now.”
    • Ill → Oil: As in, “Oil advised” and “Oil at ease” and “Oil gotten gains” and “Oil repute.”
    • Boil → Oil: As in, “Oiling mad” and “Bring to the oil” and “Keep the pot oiling” and “A watched pot never oils.”
    • Spoil → Oil: As in, “Oiled for choice” and “Oiled rotten” and “Oiling for a fight” and “Too many cooks oil the broth.”

      Bowling-Related Words

      To help you come up with your own bowling puns, here’s a list of related words to get you on your way. If you come up with any new puns or related words, please feel free to share them in the comments!

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