metric martyr


Also found in: Wikipedia.

metric martyr

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (in Britain)a shopkeeper or trader willing to be prosecuted for continuing to use only imperial measures as a protest against the perceived imposition of metric measures by the European Union
References in periodicals archive ?
What a shame Metric Martyr Steve Thoburn couldn't celebrate, due to being 1.
Metric martyr Janet Devers, a stall holder at Ridley Road Market in Hackney, northeast London, was convicted for using the imperial system earlier this month.
Leigh Thoburn, the widow of the original metric martyr Steve Thoburn, who was convicted of selling a pound of bananas in 2000, and Neil Herron, director of the Metric Martyrs Defence Fund, are supporting Denver's action.
Neil Herron, of the Metric Martyr Defence Fund, vowed the fight would continue to the House of Lords.
METRIC martyr Steve Thoburn was today considering whether to fight on and appeal against his conviction for selling produce in pounds and ounces.
Let us hope that Mr Cameron and the coalition do the decent thing and announce that it will be the intention of this Government to move towards a pardon for the five Metric Martyr traders convicted under the metrication regulations, and posthumous recognition for Steve, and let justice prevail allowing us to finally inch towards a victory for common sense.
Neil Herron, of the Metric Martyr Defence Fund, said the fight - which has cost pounds 100,000 so far - would continue to the House of Lords.
Like Steve Thoburn, the metric martyr, she was a true champion.
and fantasises about being a Metric Martyr ) is him blowing up a speed camera by firing a rocket at it as he races past in a Porsche.
The decision is hailed as victory in the region where Sunderland greengrocer Steve Thoburn was the first metric martyr.
METRIC martyr Steve Thoburn lost his battle to Save the Scales yesterday.
A METRIC martyr campaigner has launched a legal campaign to end the use of parking tickets as a "stealth tax".