tackie


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a piece of old tackie

An especially simple or easy task. Primarily heard in South Africa. See? I told you that application would be a piece of old tackie.
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tread tackie

obsolete To drive or extremely quickly; to burn rubber. Possibly connected to the adjective "tacky," referencing the effect of heat on rubber. I told him to tread tackie and we peeled out so fast that we left tracks on the pavement.
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a piece of old tackie

an easy task.
1979 Cape Times Getting the news of the Zimbabwe Rhodesian ceasefire to the… guerillas might well make Paul Revere's famous midnight ride look like a piece of old tackie.
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tread tackie

drive or accelerate.
1989 Daily Dispatch By the time they finally trod tackie on the road out, a full week had gone by.
Tackies are plimsolls. The origin of the word is uncertain, though there may be a connection with the English adjective tacky , meaning ‘slightly sticky’, perhaps referring to the effect of extreme heat on the plimsolls' rubber soles.
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Hatton needs to be in top shape to repel the advances of Tackie, who has gone the distance with former world champions Kostya Tszyu and Sharmba Mitchell.
In the co-feature, Ben Tackie rallied to dramaticlly knock out Roberto Garcia at 2:25 in the 10th round.
SHAPING UP FOR A CLASSIC: Hatton (above) and (below) seeing off the dangerous Ben Tackie
Hatton moved up to a new level with his unanimous points defeat of Tackie over 12 punishing rounds in Manchester on Saturday night with a performance that was cagey, clever and explosive.
Tackie (19-1, 11 KOs), of Accra, Ghana, is a former IBF Intercontinental and IBA Continental Americas lightweight champion.
Tackie a member of Ghana's fearsome Ga tribe brings a reputation as a hard come-forward brawler with the biggest punch Hatton has yet faced.
Boxing: Ben Tackie has vowed to "cut Ricky Hatton up like a chicken" in their eagerly awaited MEN Arena showdown on Saturday night.
The bout is being televised in America by cable giants Showtime and Mexican superstar Marco Antonio Barrer a is hoping to be there when Hatton takes on Ben Tackie at the MEN Arena.
Ricky Hatton faces by far the most significant fight of his career on December 13 against Ghana's former world title challenger Ben Tackie.
Tuesday: Luis Leija faces Ben Tackie in a 12-round lightweight bout in San Antonio, Texas.
In the co-feature, former IBF junior lightweight champion Roberto Garcia will move up in weight and take on Ben Tackie in a 10-round lightweight special attraction.
I'd like to think that it is up there with my best performances, like against Ben Tackie.
The Manchester Hitman has been polishing off platefuls of whatever takes his fancy ahead of his big WBU light-welterweight title showdown with Ben Tackie at the MEN Arena tomorrow night.
Hatton defends his title against Ghana's Ben Tackie in Manchester on Saturday.
Ricky Hatton is set to make the 11th defence of his WBU world lightwelterweight title against Ghana's Ben Tackie at the MEN Arena on Saturday, December 13.