Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

on the reg

slang A shortening of "on the regular," meaning regularly. I used to go there on the reg, but I've been busy.
See also: on, reg


1. slang A shortening of "regulation." Its pronunciation rhymes with "leg." The government wants to impose so many regs on our business that we'll never be able to turn a profit. Any new reg will be posted outside my door, so be sure to check there often.
2. slang A shortening of "registration," referring to the vehicle registration plates on the front and back of a car. Its pronunciation rhymes with "edge." Primarily heard in UK. That car almost hit us! Did anyone see the number on the reg?
3. slang A shortening of "regular." Used almost exclusively in the phrase "on the reg," meaning regularly. Its pronunciation rhymes with "leg." I used to go there on the reg, but I've been busy.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.


n. regulations. There is a list of regs posted on the back of your door.
See also: reg
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
The "Reg.A Money Show" provides information and Reg.A education from the founders over at the "Reg.A Funding Group" as well as market insights from a variety of industry experts who appear on the show as guests.
Reg ordered rum; I sailed, Eli, as I murdered Roger
Eccles says he found striking the companies' point of view, expressed in the survey, that Reg FD was really working pretty well.
Insurers and analysts have different views on the effects of Reg FD.
"Reg ordered no waiter-cult, Lucretia?" wondered Roger.
Reg. [section] 1.1031(a)-2(c)(3), Example 1, Taxpayer K exchanges a copyright on a novel for a copyright on a different novel; these properties were of a like kind.
Reg. [section] 1.199-3(1t(5)(iii), Example 5 & Example 6.
Reg. [section] 1.1503-2(g)(2) provides an exception to the general rule prohibiting the use of a DCL to offset the income of a domestic affiliate where an election (referred to as the "(g)(2)" election) is made.
Reg. [section] 1.263(a)-4(d) provides an exclusive list of eight categories of items that must be capitalized as creating an intangible.
Reg. [section] 1.6011-4T(c)(3)(ii) requires certain United States shareholders in controlled foreign corporations to report their "indirect" participation if the controlled foreign corporation directly participates in a reportable transaction described in Temp.
Reg. 1.367(b)-2(f) treats a section 368(a)(1)(F) reorganization, including a mere change in the place of organization or incorporation, as a deemed asset transfer.
Reg. [sections] 1.863-8 provides exclusive sourcing rules for SPOCI; other source rules are implicated only to the extent that a material portion of an activity is not space or ocean activity.
Reg. 1.482-7 itself produces an arm's-length result," and "it is unnecessary to perform any type of comparability analysis to determine ...
The proposed regulations were published in the November 29, 1999, issue of the Federal Register (68 Fed Reg. 66591) and in the December 13, 1999, issue of the Internal Revenue Bulletin (1999-50 I.R.B.
Reg. [sections] 1.1275-5(b)) or (2) to a refinancing at a fixed or qualified floating rate.(14)