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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Zizkov - who hold a 2-0 lead from the first leg - only pay their squad of 24 players a top whack of pounds 300 a week which is a pittance compared to the pounds 30,000 some Ibrox players take home.
Helen Parker, editor of Which?, said: "When it comes to car performance the results show that paying top whack or selecting the latest design doesn't guarantee reliability.
"As for Robbie Keane, he is seen as another Michael Owen who would even now command a pounds 5.2 million top whack fee if he went to one of the Premiership's big guns."
Boss Bernard Gray, brought in to cut cash for forces equipment, spent the top whack of PS95,000 including world flights and PS40,000 chauffeuring costs.
ALMOST half of households could be paying top whack for home phones as they stay on outdated packages.
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.
0-60 comes up in a shocking 2.5 seconds, and top whack is an electrifying 208.
But research by the Taxpayers' Alliance - the public spending campaign group - found 40 staff were now earning a top whack.
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.
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.
Anything like 50 billion euros is an astounding sum that has implications far beyond the competitive pressure to pay the top whack for a stake in a private company.
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.
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."
As usual, excitement comes as standard with the car - not surprisingly as it hits 60mph from standstill in less than six seconds and has a top whack of 143mph.