get a bang out of(redirected from get a charge)
get a bang out of (someone)
To get a feeling of enjoyment, amusement, or excitement from someone. I get a bang out of Janene—she's really hilarious. John was gushing about you all day—I think he really gets a bang out of you.
get a bang out of (something)
To get a lot of enjoyment or excitement from something. Even as an adult, I still get a bang out of building sandcastles at the beach. She really gets a bang out of doing wheelies on her motorcycle in front of an audience.
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get a bang out of
Also get a charge or kick out of . Get a feeling of excitement from, get a thrill from. For example, I get a bang out of taking the kids to the amusement park, or I get a charge out of her imitations. The first two terms allude to the jolt of an electrical charge. The first dates from the 1920s; Damon Runyon had it in Guys and Dolls (1929): "He seems to be getting a great bang out of the doings." The second dates from the mid-1900s. The third probably alludes to the stimulating effect of a strong alcoholic drink- kick was used in this sense from the 1840s on-but the precise wording dates from the early 1900s. Cole Porter used it for one of his most popular songs, "I Get A Kick Out of You" (1934).
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get a bang out ofderive excitement or pleasure from. North American informal
1931 Damon Runyon Guys and Dolls He seems to be getting a great bang out of the doings.
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