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sag away

1. To sink, settle, or droop away (from something). I hate the way my skin sags away in certain places. Just another wonderful perk of getting old, I suppose. Over the years, the dilapidated porch began sagging away from the rest of the house, until, one morning, it finally collapsed entirely.
2. In a boat, to drift continuously to leeward. With the rudder broken, we sagged away to leeward, completely at the mercy of the winds and the tides. I let the boat sag away south by southwest, intending to swing the sails around and take advantage of a clean line of wind to push us across the finish line.
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sag down

To sink, settle, or droop downward. The skin around my neck has started sagging down. Just another wonderful perk of getting old, I suppose. His shoulders sagged down as he realized he wouldn't be getting the promotion after all.
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sag off

To absent oneself or leave early from school or work when one would normally be required to be there; to play truant. Primarily heard in UK. I was so restless and bored at work that I decided to just sag off after lunch without telling anyone. Hey, Jim and I are planning on sagging off from school on Friday, do you want to come with us? That's the last time you sag off class, mister! From now on, I'm dropping you off to school every morning!
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sag under (something)

1. To sink or droop beneath some physical weight or burden. I began sagging under the all the bags I had to carry from the car to the train station. She sagged a bit under the weight of her fallen comrade, but she gritted her teeth and pushed onward.
2. To lose vigor or resolve because of something; to flag or weaken in spirits as a result of something. The whole team sagged under the news that our project was being canceled. I found myself sagging under the realization that all that hard work had been for nothing.
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sag away (from something)

to settle or droop down or away. The cloth sagged away from the edge of the table.
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sag down

to droop downward. The branch sagged down and nearly touched the ground. When the rain got the drapes wet, they sagged down and touched the floor.
See also: down, sag

sag under something

to droop under the burden of something. The porch roof sagged under the weight of the snow. The springs of the car sagged under the weight of all the passengers.
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Teacher Martine Farrow T said: "Mrs Thomas turned to my grandmother and said, 'look at those saggy t***,' while pointing towards her chest area.
Teacher Martine Farrow told the hearing: "Mrs Thomas turned to my grandmother and said: 'Look at those saggy t***' while pointing towards her chest area.
Mayor Ernest Troiano Jr, has found a way to get rid of saggy pants in the city by passing a law regulating how people should dress on beaches by prohibiting pants that sag more than 3 inches below the hips, exposing either skin or underwear.
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HE'S just a saggy old cloth cat but the cuddly pink and white TV character brings back fond memories for millions who grew up in the 70s.
People may think I'm ing to look a sad, saggy, ugly, olourful man but I'll be happy because I'm going to have my memories on me."
While the question of whether banning saggy pants will solve the Jackson area's unemployment issues is still up for debate, the severity of area's economic state is not.
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With her curlers, saggy tights and razor-sharp tongue, Nora Batty became the nation's favourite battle-axe and Staff's most famous role.
The Florida city of Riviera Beach passed its own saggy pants law with a maximum penalty of 60 days in jail for repeat offenders.
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The surgery she has had are two facelifts, raised brow, ironed out wrinkles under eyes and tightened saggy chin.