The phone slammed in his ear like a truck backfiring.
Since the cars are high performance machines, you'll hear them whine to a crescendo, then pop the exhaust as if it's backfiring.
Even if you don't get fired, lying may end up backfiring.
The engine runs rough: Often, cracked plug wires shorting out or faulty spark plugs can lead to an engine that runs roughly, sometimes even backfiring.
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