a unit of measure, usually about a work load
used to legitimize the obscene suggestion that there is a "ton" of work
to use the metric system emphasizes the sheer mass of the workload
Mike: so, u wanna hang out?
Chris: can't. i have a metric shit-ton of homework
Mike: that much? damn.
equal the number twenty-four(24).
me:dude I had a metric shit-ton of cookies the other day.
some guy:how many?