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bung in

To force something into a place or thing. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bung" and "in." Don't just bung in the key—you might break the lock!
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bung up

To injure or damage someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "bung" and "up." That car accident really bunged my back up. My car is still bunged up from the accident—I really need to take it to the mechanic.
See also: bung, up

bunged up

Injured or damaged. My back is still bunged up from that car accident a few months ago My car is all bunged up from the accident—I really need to take it to the mechanic.
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1. The mouth. I'll punch him right in the bunghole if he doesn't stop spreading such nasty rumors.
2. vulgar slang The anus.

go bung

1. To die. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. If people start to go bung, then we've got a real health crisis on our hands.
2. To fall apart or fail, especially financially. Primarily heard in Australia, New Zealand. Our business will go bung if we don't make some big sales this quarter.
See also: bung, go

spare at the spigot and spill at the bung

To be frugal with trivial matters and reckless with more significant ones. The phrase describes the incongruity of turning off water at the spigot but leaving the bung, or stopper, off the reservoir. A: "Dad never lets us turn the heat up in the winter because it's too expensive, yet he ignores any problem around the house until it becomes a major repair." B: "I know, he always spares at the spigot and spills at the bung." I know you like to spare at the spigot and spill at the bung, but you would save so much money in the long run if you got a new car, instead of repairing all these nagging issues.
See also: and, bung, spare, spill
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

bung something in

to cram or bang something into something. He bunged the cork into the barrel. With a heavy blow, he bunged in the cork.
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bung something up

to damage someone or something by blows. Don't let the watermelon roll around in the trunk of your car. You don't want to bung it up. Last time I put up the storm windows, I really bunged up my hands.
See also: bung, up

bunged up

battered or bruised. It used to be a nice table, but it got all bunged up. What happened to Jane? Her face was bunged up.
See also: bung, up
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

go bung

1 die. 2 fail or go bankrupt. Australian & New Zealand informal
In this sense bung comes from Yagara, an extinct Aboriginal language.
2 1951 J. Devanny Travel in North Queensland ‘The stations would go bung without the Abos’, one of the missionaries told me.
See also: bung, go
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1. n. the mouth. I’ve heard enough out of you! Shut your bunghole!
2. n. the anus. (Usually objectionable.) She tripped and fell down on her bunghole.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Meanwhile, the FA have also confirmed they will contact Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston and leading agent Jon Holmes to ask them to provide further information on their claims to have been offered and asked for bungs respectively.
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Baggies boss Robson last night insisted that he had never taken a bung and wants harsh penalties dished out should it be proved that managers in the game are still accepting them.
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