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give it laldy

To act with energy and enthusiasm. Primarily heard in Scotland. He got a raise because he's really given it laldy with this project.
See also: give
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give it laldy

do something with vigour or enthusiasm. Scottish
Laldy or laldie , as in give someone laldy , means ‘a punishment or beating’.
1993 Irvine Welsh Trainspotting A chorus… echoes throughout the pub. Auld, toothless Willie Shane is giein it laldy.
See also: give
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