bang at it

English translation: fully involved in (drug dealing)+ committed to (working away at...)

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English term or phrase:bang at it
English translation:fully involved in (drug dealing)+ committed to (working away at...)
Entered by: Yvonne Gallagher

13:44 May 14, 2018
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English term or phrase: bang at it
Discussing McPake’s dealing, Judge Williams said: “To use the colloquial Liverpool expression they have been bang at it.”

https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/widnes-d...



“The players had a good time together as well, we all did, and since we came back we have been bang at it."

https://www.si.com/soccer/2018/05/11/david-moyes-says-west-h...



Thanks!
Dusan Miljkovic
Serbia
Local time: 01:57
fully involved in (drug dealing)+ committed to (working away at...)
Explanation:
for the drug dealers it means they were doing deals for a while, that it wasn't just a one-off but repeated dealing

For the players, it means they were fully committed to working hard; they kept working away

linked to meaning 3 of bang away at
https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/bang at


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note that banging a drug also means shooting up

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Note added at 31 mins (2018-05-14 14:16:16 GMT)
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but, since they had no drugs on them at the time this last meaning does not seem to be relevent here.

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Note added at 1 day 18 hrs (2018-05-16 08:13:34 GMT) Post-grading
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glad to have helped
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Yvonne Gallagher
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Local time: 00:57
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4 +1fully involved in (drug dealing)+ committed to (working away at...)
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fully involved in (drug dealing)+ committed to (working away at...)


Explanation:
for the drug dealers it means they were doing deals for a while, that it wasn't just a one-off but repeated dealing

For the players, it means they were fully committed to working hard; they kept working away

linked to meaning 3 of bang away at
https://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/bang at


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Note added at 30 mins (2018-05-14 14:14:50 GMT)
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note that banging a drug also means shooting up

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Note added at 31 mins (2018-05-14 14:16:16 GMT)
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but, since they had no drugs on them at the time this last meaning does not seem to be relevent here.

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Note added at 1 day 18 hrs (2018-05-16 08:13:34 GMT) Post-grading
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glad to have helped

Yvonne Gallagher
Ireland
Local time: 00:57
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agree  Charles Davis: It's bang (adv.), 'completely', as in bang to rights. So "fully involved in" is spot on. But nothing to do with "bang away" or "bang a drug" or any other verbal use of "bang", IMO.
14 mins
  -> Thanks! Ah yes, you're right, not a verb here.
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