bang someone up Brit.

bang someone up Brit.
bang someone up Brit.
informal
imprison someone.
bang

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  • bang on about — PHRASAL VERB: no passive If someone bangs on about something, they keep talking about it in a boring or annoying way. [BRIT, INFORMAL] [V P P n] He has been banging on about education reform for years …   English dictionary

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