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shank's nag

One's legs and feet, used for walking; travel by foot. Also "shanks' nag." A reference to the shank— the lower leg between the knee and the ankle—and the use of ponies or horses for travel. My bicycle fell apart three miles away from home, so I had to use shank's nag to go the rest of the way. Unfortunately, with the sedentary lifestyle many lead today, shank's nag has largely become an obsolete mode of travel.
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nag at someone (about someone or something)

to pester someone about someone or something. Don't keep nagging at me about her. Stop nagging at me!
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1. tv. to pester someone constantly. (From a centuries-old word meaning gnaw.) Stop nagging me!
2. n. a worn-out horse. (Probably from a centuries-old word for horse.) I bet a week’s pay on that nag. Look what happened!
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NUNEATON'S Nags Head, in Queens Road, has been named the second best live music pub in the country at a prestigious and glamorous awards ceremony.
The Nags Head, in Queens Road, will be treated to a performance by Trevor Burton, the founder member of The Move, this Sunday.
The Nags Head, in Queens Road, will be opening its doors from 2pm to late, with local bands providing live entertainment for just pounds 1.
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For instance, tonight you could shake your thang to Grind Creative at Kelly's in Leamington, Bridge at The Nags Head in Nuneaton, Eight Ball Joe at the Beer Engine or ZZ Stop at the Hare and Hounds Pavillion.