To make or compose something, esp to write something, in a hurry; cobble up (1940s+)
George twisted his legs into a yet firmer knot: “But two failures would wipe it bang out.”
Once Aboard The Lugger Arthur Stuart-Menteth Hutchinson
It was the junior officers’ mess, and when the coffee came, a young ensign went to the piano and began to bang out a popular tune.
Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
You know I really got a bang out of the way Roger jumped back from that waddling ground bird yesterday.
The Revolt on Venus Carey Rockwell
Often I have passed a man to get a supposedly poor batter up and then had him bang out a base hit.
Pitching in a Pinch Christy Mathewson
Produce something loudly or hastily by striking, either a musical instrument or a typing keyboard. For example, The accompanist banged out the melody on the piano, or John planned to bang out his presentation in a couple of hours. [ Late 1800s ]
- Bang path
bang path 1. An old-style UUCP electronic-mail address naming a sequence of hosts through which a message must pass to get from some assumed-reachable location to the addressee (a “source route”). So called because each hop is signified by a bang sign (exclamation mark). Thus, for example, the path …!bigsite!foovax!barbox!me directs people to route their […]
- Bang people’s heads together
bang people’s heads together verb phrase Used to denote forcing a group of people to cooperate (1957+)
a racehorse. noun a horse’s tail cut straight across but not through the bone a horse with a tail cut in this way (marketing) a type of envelope used in direct marketing in which a perforated tail can be used as an order form or response note noun A racehorse [1920+; fr the manner of […]
- Bang up
excellent; extraordinary. a loud, sudden, explosive noise, as the discharge of a gun. a resounding stroke or blow: a nasty bang on the head. Informal. a sudden movement or show of energy: He started with a bang. energy; vitality; spirit: The bang has gone out of my work. Informal. sudden or intense pleasure; thrill; excitement: […]