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strap on the (old) feed bag

slang To begin eating; to have a meal. I can't wait to get to grandma's and strap on the old feed bag. She always cooks the tastiest food! What do you say we strap on the feed bag before we head out?
See also: bag, feed, on, strap

strap on a pair

vulgar slang A derogatory exhortation to start acting in a more masculine manner; that is, to be more direct, aggressive, courageous, self-confident, and other such characteristics that are stereotypically considered to be masculine attributes. ("Pair" here refers to testicles, but the phrase can be said of or by both men and women.) You're never going to get the boss's respect if you keep kowtowing to him like that. You need to strap on a pair and show him that you deserve to be taken seriously! Janet, I know you're nervous about asking Tom out on a date, but just strap on a pair and give it a shot!
See also: on, pair, strap

strap in

1. To secure oneself to or into something with a strap, harness, or seat belt. I just need to strap in before you start driving. We all sat into the seats of the rollercoaster and began strapping in.
2. To secure someone or something to or into something with a strap, harness, or seat belt. A noun or pronoun can be used between "strap" or "in." Make sure you strap the kids in properly. He didn't strap in the cargo and it all ended up falling over and breaking in transit.
3. slang Brace yourself; get ready, especially for something shocking or surprising, whether in a good or a bad way. Strap in, ladies and gentlemen—these financial results are not great. Strap in for one of the wildest action films of the year!
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strap into (something)

1. To secure oneself into something with a strap, harness, or seat belt. I just need to strap into my seat before you start driving. We all began strapping into the cars of the rollercoaster, nervous and excited in equal measure.
2. To secure someone or something to or into something with a strap, harness, or seat belt. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "strap" or "in." Make sure you strap the kids into their car seats properly. He didn't strap the cargo into its place securely, and it ended up falling over and breaking in transit.
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strap someone or something in(to) something

 and strap someone or something in
to tie or bind someone or something into something. Mother strapped little Jimmy into his seat. She strapped in Jimmy.
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strap in

1. To secure someone or something with a strap, especially a seat belt: Be sure to strap in the children before the car starts moving. We loaded the baggage onto the truck and strapped it in with a cord.
2. To secure oneself with a strap, especially a seat belt: The pilot climbed into the cockpit and strapped in.
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Pneumatic actuators ensure a reliable and smooth strapping process.
Although plastic strapping comes in many different types, the most popular is high-strength polyester polyethylene terephthalate (PET), with either a smooth or embossed surface.
The company's wide-ranging products, including manual steel strapping tools, manual pusher type steel strapping tools, pneumatic steel strapping tools, steel strapping and strapping dispensers, seals, steel clips, and so forth, have been shipped to some 20 different countries of the world under its own brand.
The UWH-1500 is based on the same configuration as the UWH-1000 and includes the upgrade of an additional strapping unit for increased efficiencies.
Forklifts drive into the strapping machine with pallets loaded on the forks.
Glyn Halgarth, Stock Manager at T H Clements commented: "We are pleased with the performance of the strapping machine.
Crown needed to replace ten strapping machines which had reached the end of their working lives and for which spare parts were becoming hard to obtain.
A robust, fast and effective strapping solution is essential to maintain the stability of boxes without compromising on production line throughputs.
The 720E incorporating an integrated friction weld strapping tool which operates from the same battery pack as the strap dispenser was shown at the show.
Conveyor speed is fully adjustable and there is a choice of standard strapping modes.
The Cyklop D-53 is a lightweight, mobile unit suited to low to medium volume applications and sectors, such as fresh produce and flowers, offering greater consistency, protection and time savings compared to strapping by hand.
When Quinn Glass was looking for a pallet strapping solution in its new purpose-built glass bottle plant in Elton, Cheshire, the company reviewed every make and model of machine on the market.
Cambridgeshire-based packaging systems company, Cyklop UK, has launched a new automatic strapping machine that is ideal for the office or factory.
To complement their range of battery powered tools, Strapex have recently launched the STB 63 battery hand tool, for use with plastic strapping.