weigh a ton

weigh a ton

To be extremely heavy. Most often refers to something that must (and can feasibly) be handled by hand, as opposed to something that actually weighs a ton or more. Greg, go get your brother to help us lift this thing. It weighs a ton!
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weigh (half) a ˈton

(informal) be very heavy: These suitcases weigh a ton! What have you got in them? OPPOSITE: (as) light as air/a feather
See also: ton, weigh
References in classic literature ?
mirk midnight' and chivy round to pull the bedstead out of the drip -- and it was one of those solid, old-fashioned beds that weigh a ton -- more or less.