on the bung

out of order, broken down

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • spare at the spigot, and let out at the bung-hole — The meaning is explained in quot. 1721. The spigot is the peg or pin used to regulate the flow of liquid through the tap on a cask, while the bung hole is the (much larger) opening through which a cask is filled or emptied and which is closed by… …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • Bung language — The Bung language is a nearly extinct language of Cameroon spoken by 3 people (in 1995) at the village of Boung on the Adamawa Plateau. A wordlist collected for it shows its strongest resemblance to be with the Ndung dialect of Kwanja, although… …   Wikipedia

  • Bung — For other uses, see Bung (disambiguation). A jug with a cork bung. A bung is truncated cylindrical or conical closure to seal a container, such as a bottle, tube or barrel. Unlike a lid which encloses a container from the outside with …   Wikipedia

  • bung — 1. noun a) A stopper, alternative to a cork, often made of rubber used to prevent fluid passing through the neck of a bottle, vat, a hole in a vessel etc. With the heavy seas trying to broach the boat they baled and eventually found someone had… …   Wiktionary

  • bung-hole —    A bung hole is literally the hole by which one empties a cask, removing the bung, or stopper, to do so. In American slang ‘bunghole’ is the equivalent of ‘asshole’, though it is used far less frequently. ‘Hey, you bung holes, Merry Christmas!’ …   A dictionary of epithets and terms of address

  • bung up and bilge free —    British    copulating    Naval usage, from the recommended way of storing a cask of rum aboard ship, whence anything in good order. The bung puns on the orifice rather than on a method of contraception:     I used to be bung but now I m pill.… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • bung-hole — see spare at the spigot, and let out at the bung hole …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • bung starter — noun : a wooden mallet used for loosening the bung of a cask …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bung Enterprises — Ltd. was an electronics company based in Hong Kong. Its products were controversial backup and development units for videogame consoles, which could allow the user to play a game without owning the original cartridge. Backup units for NES, SNES,… …   Wikipedia

  • Bung — (b[u^]ng), n. [Cf. W. bwng orfice, bunghole, Ir. buinne tap, spout, OGael. buine.] 1. The large stopper of the orifice in the bilge of a cask. [1913 Webster] 2. The orifice in the bilge of a cask through which it is filled; bunghole. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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