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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

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.
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Table V.- Effects of dietary supplementation with graded levels of 1,3-diacylglycerol (DAG) on breast meat quality in broilers.
6 Commando's specific aims was to link up with 6th Airborne, Dag's unit, as quickly as they could but, as they approached the beaches at 8.30am, there were already bodies in the water and they came under fire.
Following his release, Dag, who was originally from Lancashire, chose to rejoin his unit in Palestine, and his wartime experiences led to his decision to train as a doctor.
The data about introduction of bill in the National Assembly however, was not submitted and the DAG sought time till Wednesday (today) in this regard.
It can also be seen in the video that Dag was trying to latch on to something to stop his fall, but in vain.
Whereas genotype SAF-31 having minimum (0.93 g m-2 d-1) CGR at 21 DAG had maximum (1.64 g m-2 d-1) CGR at physiological maturity.
Councillor David Coleman, Stockton Council's cabinet member for access and communities, said: "I would like to thank all members of the DAG for their valuable contributions and feedback about our services across the borough.
(NYSE: NBR), a company that owns and operates a land-based drilling rig fleet, has named Dag Skattum as its director.
We therefore took indirect approaches to alter the amounts of one conical lipid--diacylglycerol (DAG)--in organelle membranes to assess the potential requirement for lipids exhibiting negative curvature (Doman et al., 2012).
Norwegian aluminium and renewable energy company Norsk Hydro ASA (Oslo:NHY) reported today the appointment of Dag Mejdell and Victoire de Margerie to its board of directors.
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LAHORE, May 26 -- Lahore High Court (LHC) Chief Justice (CJ) Khawaja Muhammad Sharif on Tuesday directed the deputy attorney general (DAG) to submit until tomorrow (Thursday) the copy of the notification regarding appointment of judges in accountability courts of Punjab.
ISTANBUL, Apr 12, 2010 (TUR) -- A painting titled "Hagia Sophia" of renowned 20th century Turkish artist Sevket Dag was sold for 1.7 million Turkish liras (around $1.1 million) in an auction on Sunday in Istanbul.
Diacyl glyceride (DAG) has been shown to be beneficial in reducing these disorders [3].