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rattle (one's) dags

To hurry up; to get moving or working; to do something with increased energy, intensity, or effort. Primarily heard in Canada. Come on, rattle your dags—we need to get this project finished! I'm calling on all my fellow citizens to rattle their dags and show the government that we want this legislation overturned.
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rattle your dags

AUSTRALIAN, VERY INFORMAL
If you tell someone to rattle their dags, you mean that they should hurry. Come on, rattle your dags or we'll be late! Note: `Dags' are pieces of dried waste on the tail of a sheep that make a rattling noise if the sheep runs.
See also: dag, rattle
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rattle your dags

hurry up. Australian & New Zealand informal
Dags are the excreta-clotted lumps of wool at the rear end of a sheep, which, in heavily fouled animals, rattle as they run.
See also: dag, rattle
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Given the DAG in Figure 1, regressing Y on [X.sub.1] alone yields the correct causal coefficient [c.sub.1] (Table 1), because there are no other open pathways connecting [X.sub.1] and Y.
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First, Theobald and Richardson explain both how Single World Intervention Templates (SWITs) unify two existing approaches to causality--potential outcomes and directed acyclic graphs (DAGs)--and their utility as a framework for discussing confounding and causality.
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Two papers focus on the first option, tackling two major challenges to experimental approaches: Fernando Martel Garcia and Leonard Wantchekon address the important issue of external validity, using the structural causal language of directed acyclic graphs (DAGs) to argue that external validity should be not so much a matter of whether an experiment has been replicated in multiple contexts, but rather whether it addresses generalizable theories.
The Society of Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM) has published a paper in the journal where authors Anthony Bonato, Dieter Mitsche, and Pawel Pralat say that the structure of terror networks can be compared to hierarchical organization in companies and certain online social networks where information flows in one direction from a source to the consumers and are known as hierarchical social networks or directed acyclic graphs (DAGs).
then any Constable, or any of the said Officers may take such Armour from him for the Kings use, and may also commit him to the Goal; and therefore it shall be good in this behalf for these Offices to stay and Arrest all such persons as they shall find to carry Dags or Pistols, or to be appareled with Privy-Coats or Doublets ...
Naek on Monday here distributed notifications among Deputy Attorneys General (DAGs) and Standing Counsel (SCs) regarding their appointment for Punjab.
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