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buckle up

Meaning: to fasten a seatbelt in a car or on a plane

Synonym: belt up

For example:

  • buckle up When you're in a plane, don't forget to buckle up whenever the seatbelt sign lights up.

  • buckle up My new car won't start until everyone has buckled up.

Quick Quiz:

I was in a car accident yesterday, and if I hadn't buckled up I could have
  1. been driving
  2. been killed
  3. been saved

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