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bang away

To clumsily strike the keys of something, such as a computer or piano. How much longer will your little sister bang away on the piano tonight? I'm getting a headache from all that racket. I can hear my grandmother banging away on the computer right now.
See also: away, bang

bang away

1. Strike repeatedly, as in Mary is always banging away on the piano, or The doorbell must be broken; see who is banging away at the door. [First half of 1800s] Also see bang out.
2. Go ahead; begin or continue. This slangy imperative usually calls merely for energetic action, as in You can start without me-bang away. Also see go to (it), def. 3.
See also: away, bang

bang away

v.
1. To hit something repeatedly, especially loudly or forcefully: He kept banging away on the door even though nobody answered.
2. To play a musical instrument with the hands, often loudly and with little skill: I couldn't get any sleep because my neighbor was banging away on the piano all night.
3. To work diligently and often at length at something: She banged away at the project until she finished it.
See also: away, bang
References in classic literature ?
But she watched for a chance, and directly banged away at a rat; but she missed him wide, and said "Ouch
If they had done a proper investigation he'd have been banged away and poor Sally Anne would still be alive.
Now before you start Googling the number for social services so you can get your old wrinkles banged away, it doesn't mean they were bad at parenting.
The five miners were washed down after a day underground, the women handed the audience biscuits with lots of excited screaming and we moved to what seemed to be a working men's club, where both men and women banged away at a predictable jiving session.
Wales banged away at the thin gold defensive ranks - with both Taulupe Faletau and George North held up over the line - but came away with just two penalties for Dan Biggar.
Those responsible for cheating and rigging the markets ought to be hauled before the courts and banged away inside.
Summary: Men in hardhats banged away Monday morning at the metal rungs that would become the Tabaris Christmas tree.
So it's a penalty and a red card, in the final minute of the game where we have banged away at the door.
The guality young southpaw banged away at the belly of the visitor from Athens throughout, but Muscas earned every penny of this four rounder as McNally stalked him from the centre of the ring.
This peculiar punter, who looks in need of a good feed, banged away from start to finish and after 30 minutes or so most people probably lost the will to live.
Jeff Sebastien equalised again but at 46:12 Todd Kelman wristed a shot on goal and George Awada banged away at the rebound.
While the prosecution have banged away on how this case impinges on small retailers, you haven't seen any.
The guitarists zoomed from one side of the stage to another while Tyson Ritter banged away at his bass and bawled his lyrics down the microphone As they have only released one album, it is hardly surprising the set was short but sweet.
And this wouldn't be as far-fetched as you'd think, because on a recent Friday evening there was at least one strong soprano vocalist among a few tables of sing-along customers as a piano player banged away at the keys during the dinner hours.
We have carried them in our CCW guns, shot them in IPSC matches, banged away in countless practice sessions.