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    Itasan is offline Member
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    bang something up

    bang something up
    According to LDCE:
    1. BrE to put someone in prison
    2. AmE to seriously damage something
    I wonder what are the AmE equivalent
    for 1 and BrE equivalent for 2.
    Thank you.

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    MrPedantic is offline Moderator
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    Re: bang something up

    Hello Itasan

    For #2 in BrE, you might say "to knock something about", "to bash something about".

    Though they wouldn't necessarily imply "serious" damage.

    MrP

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    Re: bang something up

    You can trash something if you do serious damage.

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    Re: bang something up

    Thank you very much for the valuable answers as always,
    everybody.

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