give a bang

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give (one) a bang

To cause one to feel enjoyment or excitement. Even as an adult, building sandcastles at the beach still gives me a bang. Doing wheelies on her motorcycle in front of an audience really gives her a bang.
See also: bang, give
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give someone a bang

 and give someone a charge; give someone a kick
Fig. Inf. to give someone a bit of excitement. John always gives me a bang. The whole afternoon, with all its silliness, gave me a charge anyway.
See also: bang, give
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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