Chelsea tractor


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Chelsea tractor

n
(Automotive Engineering) informal a four-by-four
[C21: from the idea of vehicles designed for rough terrain being popular among urban dwellers]
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It's quite ironic to see both marques bringing SUVs, the Chelsea tractor, to the market.
The total outlay obviously varies considerably depending on whether you drive a gas-guzzling Chelsea tractor or an eco-friendly runaround.
One is that it is scrupulously fair - we all contribute to the state and so we all get something back, the poor mum on the bus, the rich mum in her Chelsea Tractor.
But Mr King, whose own choice of transport was a more modest Volkswagen Golf, grew to detest the Chelsea Tractor tag attached to latter-day Range Rovers.
RANGERS boss Jim Magilton has seamlessly switched from Tractor Boy to Chelsea Tractor Boy as he led his young guns into the top six.
Chris Lee, Shire applications specialist, explained: "The vast majority of engineers just want a simple and easy-to-use CMMS; they want the lightest, race-ready sports car, not a Chelsea Tractor with all the extras.
You must be one of the Chelsea tractor lot at the Ranches
EVER wondered where the name Chelsea Tractor comes from?
We need to differentiate between the essential users and the owners of the Chelsea tractor.
Three years on, the Q7 is still ahead of the game, having survived the worst of the recession and a considerable onslaught from tree-huggers opposed to the so-called Chelsea Tractor.
Range Rover is addressing a problem with its large Chelsea Tractor to satisfy those who believe they are not expensive enough and are not equipped to a sufficiently lavish level.