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English translation: insulating

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English term or phrase:lagging
English translation:insulating
Entered by: Angela Dickson
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11:23 Dec 27, 2000
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Art/Literary
English term or phrase: lagging
What in the wide world could "lagging" mean in THIS context?

...It was , Barry supposed, a pleasant enough room if you liked that sort of thing. It was
two knocked into one, which seemed a mandatory improvement these days, along with double-glazing the brandy balloons and, Barry had once remarked with bitterness, LAGGING THE YORKSHIRE TERRIER´S BLOODY TARTAN COAT.
Grevillea
Local time: 06:56
insulating
Explanation:
British English - if you 'lag' your boiler you put insulating material round it in order to keep the heat in. Speaker here is being humorous, describing the silly home improvements necessary these days.

ok perhaps it's not that funny...
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Angela Dickson
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Local time: 10:56
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5 +3insulating
Angela Dickson
nato daggle it, to make it wet or dirtybookerb


  

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42 mins
to daggle it, to make it wet or dirty


Explanation:
It's an old use in the sense like this:
Let them [your new garments] not lag with dust and dirt.



    Oxford English Dictionary
bookerb
Native speaker of: Native in BulgarianBulgarian
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insulating


Explanation:
British English - if you 'lag' your boiler you put insulating material round it in order to keep the heat in. Speaker here is being humorous, describing the silly home improvements necessary these days.

ok perhaps it's not that funny...

Angela Dickson
United Kingdom
Local time: 10:56
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 171
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Robert Donahue: Certainly makes sense. Seems more bitter than humorous though. : )
3 hrs

agree  jennifer newsome
13 days

agree  xxxgtreyger
13 days
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