One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1attributive (of a person) fond of travelling at high speed.
- ‘In other words, if some ton-up car thief decides he's going to put people's lives at risk, he'd better make sure I don't get close enough to ram him off the road.’
2attributive Achieving a score of 100 or more.‘Derby's ton-up striker’
- ‘A useful filly in the making, Montana Miss can oblige again tomorrow in the hands of ton-up jockey Kevin Darley.’
- ‘Nick Hadfield was Grange's ton-up man for the second week in succession when he made an unbeaten 111.’
- ‘This was about my tenth trip in search of a ton-up catfish.’
- ‘Thierry Henry joined Dennis Bergkamp as a member of Arsenal's ton-up club as the reigning champions re-established a five-point lead at the top of the Premiership.’
- ‘Poppleton Ponds is in brilliant form with many ton-up hauls being taken by mid-week pleasure anglers.’
- ‘The ‘method’ should be a real killer on this water and ton-up bags are well within reach.’
- ‘There was an amazing contest in the mid-week evening open match at the Willows, with two ton-up catches in only three hours.’
- ‘There were no surprises at the Willows on Saturday when Addie Mitchell won the open match with a ton-up haul.’
- ‘At Carpvale, it was the Monday match which captured the headlines with Mark Wade winning with the season's second ton-up haul.’
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