Definition of Chelsea tractor in English:

Chelsea tractor


  • A large four-wheel drive vehicle used mainly in urban areas.

    • ‘Britain has followed the same dismal pattern, with Chelsea tractors making up one in seven of all automobiles sold in London.’
    • ‘I could see what she meant, as the Mitsubishi Outlander does not, at first glance, scream chunky Chelsea tractor.’
    • ‘Nobody needs to damage the environment by driving a gas-guzzling Chelsea tractor in central London.’
    • ‘Promoting it sometimes seems like trying to sell Chelsea tractors at the Greens' annual gathering.’
    • ‘The 8-a-day congestion charge in London is to rise to 25 for cars such as 4x4s - "Chelsea tractors" - that emit high levels of carbon dioxide.’
    • ‘Personally, I would love to pack up my children and move them and our Chelsea tractor to the other side of the M25.’
    • ‘Forget Chelsea tractors, think combine harvesters.’
    • ‘This is not an off-roader that will go head to head with the overdeveloped ego of a Chelsea tractor.’
    • ‘Now it's tarmac, as smooth as a Chelsea tractor might require.’
    • ‘"Drivers of big cars and Chelsea tractors have got off lightly."’
    • ‘These absurd vehicles are all the rage these days and often attract the disapproving label of Chelsea tractor.’
    • ‘A little-used Chelsea tractor has less effect on the environment than a heavily used smaller vehicle.’
    • ‘He now ferries southerners to Little Chelsea, as it is called, on Deeside, "where they can really use their Chelsea tractors, rather than driving to Harrods".’
    • ‘"It's great, isn't it," said John, a green-grocer taking a break from serving the well-to-do customers taking his wares home in their Chelsea tractors.’
    • ‘It's grown into a fully-fledged Chelsea tractor, in other words, but with less emphasis on the tractor, and a little more on the Chelsea.’
    • ‘There are a few tricks BMW has missed with its new Chelsea tractor.’
    • ‘If you absolutely hate driving you'll probably like the idea of a Chelsea tractor.’
    • ‘That includes many "Chelsea tractors" and hundreds of ordinary family estates, although some 4x4s with low emissions will escape.’
    • ‘A tale of two cities: while Paris considers a ban on SUVs, London finds a different way of dealing with the "Chelsea tractors."’
    • ‘Everyone, apparently, is getting fed up with mums in their Chelsea tractors, taking up too much space and generally bashing into everything.’