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    effortless ease, tons

    Each of the 10,354 runs Lara scored was a delight to watch, the 19
    one-day tons a testimony to the effortless ease with which he played the
    game.


    Please explain the highighlighted ones with reference to above context.

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    Re: effortless ease, tons

    Hmm... it seems like that "ton" here is used as a verb.

    None of my dictionaries mention the use of "ton" as a verb.

    The meaning here seems to be that the 19 one-day really demonstrates, proves without a doubt how easy it was for her to play the game.

    Effortless ease:

    Extremely easy. If you do something with effortless ease it's so easy for you that you don't even have to make an effort.


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    Re: effortless ease, tons

    Quote Originally Posted by Noego View Post
    Hmm... it seems like that "ton" here is used as a verb.

    None of my dictionaries mention the use of "ton" as a verb.

    The meaning here seems to be that the 19 one-day really demonstrates, proves without a doubt how easy it was for her to play the game.

    Effortless ease:

    Extremely easy. If you do something with effortless ease it's so easy for you that you don't even have to make an effort.
    Thank you
    But I am so weak, I don't know even `ton'.

    Is the `ton' means `century'?


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    Re: effortless ease, tons

    Quote Originally Posted by user_gary View Post
    Each of the 10,354 runs Lara scored was a delight to watch, the 19
    one-day tons a testimony to the effortless ease with which he played the
    game.


    Please explain the highighlighted ones with reference to above context.
    ton = 6 informal, chiefly Brit. a hundred, in particular a speed of 100 mph, a score of 100 or more, or a sum of &quid;100.

    "effortless ease" - he made it all look so easy to do.

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    Re: effortless ease, tons

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    ton = 6 informal, chiefly Brit. a hundred, in particular a speed of 100 mph, a score of 100 or more, or a sum of &quid;100.

    "effortless ease" - he made it all look so easy to do.
    In a cricket match a score of 100 is called a "century". Lara is Brian Lara by the way, and definitely not a "she" !!!

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    Re: effortless ease, tons

    Guess that's my punishment for having absolutely no interest in cricket.


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