speed merchant


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speed merchant

1. Someone who drives very fast in their car, especially over the legal speed limit. I used to be an awful speed merchant, but I got so many tickets that I nearly lost my license. OK, I know we're running late, but there's no need to be such a speed merchant. I'd rather arrive alive.
2. An athlete who runs, skates, swims, cycles, etc., very fast. The team's new running back is one hell of a speed merchant. The speed merchant already had eight Olympic gold medals for cycling, and he finally added a Tour de France championship to his list of accolades.
3. Someone or something that performs an action much faster than is usual. I can't believe you've already read through all these reports. You're a real speed merchant! Th tablet's new CPU is a speed merchant, all right, but it eats through the battery like nobody's business.
See also: merchant, speed

speed merchant

n. someone who does something fast: a runner, pitcher, swimmer, driver, etc. What a pitch! That guy is a speed merchant for sure.
See also: merchant, speed
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The speed merchant will line up for Glasgow against the former holders in the Champions Cup pool decider at Allianz Park on Saturday.
In the Veterans over-40s division REMYCA United edged a point clear of St Ally's 40s at the top of the table when a 4-1 win over Cafe D'Art was secured via goals from Moran (2), Loughlin and Kirby while a stunning treble from speed merchant Ste Kavanagh helped Bleak FC head into the New Year with confidence after they beat De La Salle 4-0, with an own goal completing the statistics.
Speed merchant Humphrey has insisted a decision over his future won't just be about money.
He could have a great day as NEW YEAR'S EVE runs in the bumper and looks a real speed merchant.
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SPEED MERCHANT: Marsden's Ben Lockwood with his trophy from the South Yorkshire championships staged in Wombwell Picture by Paul Welch (PW161209Kkart)
Hitman Windass stepped up to hit the jackpot in the 53rd minute after speed merchant Fraiser Campbell had been upended in the box by Michael Tonge.
The Welsh speed merchant had missed the previous week's victory over Preston Grasshoppers because of a skiing holiday.
But any lingering prospect of a Scarlets rally was dashed when Argentinian speed merchant Francisco Leonelli cruised in for an interception try - gleefully goaled by Paterson.
Seven minutes before the break, though, Gloucester's Mercier kicked the ball speculatively out of his own defence and speed merchant Garvey reacted to leave the defence stranded.
SOUTH African speed merchant Jacques Van Wyk followed up his previous week's blistering best figures of the season - 6-31 - with another storming show of pace as second-from-top Prestatyn set about sinking in-form side Ainsdale in their tough away Bromborough Paints Merseyside competition Division One clash.
The Scot, nowhere near his devastating best for much of the campaign, produced a vastly improved display to chalk up his 12th consecutive victory over the Maltese speed merchant.
Gunners winger Dougie Fife has also linked up with the squad to replace crocked Glasgow speed merchant Lee Jones.
SPEED MERCHANT: Phil Jagielka has plenty of pace | |