ton-up

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Adjective[edit]

ton-up (not comparable)

  1. (Britain, slang) fond of travelling at high speeds

Noun[edit]

ton-up (plural ton-ups)

  1. A speed of 100 miles an hour, especially on a motorbike.
    • 1973, Slade - Merry Xmas Everybody
      Are you hanging up a stocking on your wall?
      It's the time that every Santa has a ball
      Does he ride a red-nosed reindeer?
      Does a ton-up on his sleigh
      Do the fairies keep him sober for a day?

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