This page is about the idiom zebra crossing
A zebra crossing is a pedestrian crossing that is marked on the road with painted black and white stripes.
- Visitors to Britain are sometimes confused when they're told there's a zebra crossing up ahead. Some even expect to see a zebra walking across the road.
- If someone steps onto a zebra crossing, all cars must stop and wait for them to cross the road.
This idiom is typically used in British English but may be used in other varieties of English too.
See Idiom of the Day today
Contributor: Matt Errey