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as in:  Put the car in neutral.

Put the car in neutral and we’ll push it.
  gears are not engaged; or (metaphorically) nothing is happening
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In a car with a manual transmission, the gear shift can be placed in drive, reverse, or left unengaged in neutral.
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  • Put the car in neutral and we’ll push it.
  • When the car is in neutral, I hear a whistling noise.
  • We need to get the economy out of neutral and start growing again.
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Associated words [difficulty]:   neutral [4]
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