top whack


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top whack

1. An extremely high or the highest possible amount of money. The manager is understandably upset to have paid top whack for the best player in the league, only to have him out with a career-ending injury after the first game. It's clear the only area has the super rich in mind in terms of housing; for those not earning top whack, affordable accommodation will be a good ways out of town.
2. The highest possible speed a vehicle, especially a car, can reach. The manager is understandably upset to have paid top whack for the best player in the league, only to have him out with a career-ending injury after the first game. It's clear the only area has the super rich in mind in terms of housing; for those not earning top whack, affordable accommodation will be a good ways out of town.
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top (or full) whack

the maximum price or rate.
1989 Holiday Which? Tour prices vary; you pay top whack if you book in large hotels.
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Speaking during his visit to West Bromwich, Mr Balls said head teachers deserved the top whack if they were fulfilling a number of roles and leading several schools.
New suspension keeps it amazingly flat and controlled on fast corners, top whack is 140mph and, despite having the aerodynamics of the Albert Memorial, the V8 Diesel can return a decent 25mpg.
But research by the Taxpayers' Alliance - the public spending campaign group - found 40 staff were now earning a top whack.
Bet365 are the most dismissive about the chances of Richard Hill's home side, going top whack 13-8, and also offering the best price on a five-point handicap.
Getting him to sign an extended contract was smart business on the Blues' behalf last summer as anyone wanting to spirit Mikel away would have to pay top whack, though that scenario is unlikely in the foreseeable future.
1248cc with double overhead cams making about 70 horses, top whack is 165 km/h or, in pre EU terms a little over 100 mph.
He could quite possibly have collected a top whack American package if he had chosen to go back home.
Asked how many officers there should be, he added: "I can see no case for more than one in 10 officers being trained in firearms, so top whack will be 13,000.
After all, under the tank there still lives a cracking V-twin engine which may have lost a few ponies at the top end of the rev range but can still deliver a 155mph top whack.
The 2-litre is pretty quick off the mark, with a 0-62 mph time of just over 11 seconds and a top whack of 117 mph.
Top whack for the tickets, which go on sale tomorrow, is pounds 15.
1 seconds and if you have enough track it will go onto to a top whack of 204 mph.
They paid top whack in a deal worth more than pounds 10billion in the pre-recession market.
United need to be competing right up at the sharp end of the table within 24 months top whack, and that means a significant jump in the rankings next term.
GARETH Barry says Villa must be prepared to "scrap for every ball" against Blues in view of the dedication shown by supporters in shelling out top whack to see the derby.