Commentary: Two thousand pounds, or 2240 pounds in Britain.
A large truck can carry three-and-a-half tons of rock salt.
Which weighs more: a ton of bricks, or a ton of feathers?
The realization hit me like a ton of bricks.
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: 1 2
Commentary: A general sense of "much" or "many", not intended as an actual measurement.
I've got a ton of work to do today.
There are tons of ways to eat peanut butter.
This game is tons of fun!
WordNet 2.0 Sense Numbers: -