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Explanation: From the context could it be referring to a car that's seen better days??
Colloquial terms (UK) are: old banger,banger or boneshaker(very old)
That car you see chugging around the block every morning with smoke bellowing out of its exhaust, oil dripping everywhere and brakes screeching makes you think “why doesn’t the driver get that old banger serviced and maintained?!”
manducci Local time: 20:40 Native speaker of: English PRO pts in category: 4