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bang away

verb phrase

  1. To fire a gun or guns: The hunters banged away at the fleeing wolf (1840s+)
  2. To attack as if by shooting: The defense kept banging away at the lack of an eye-witness
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bang away

Strike repeatedly, as in Mary is always banging away on the piano, or The doorbell must be broken; see who is banging away at the door. [ First half of 1800s ]
Also see: bang out
Go ahead; begin or continue. This slangy imperative usually calls merely for energetic action, as in You can start without me—bang away . Also see go to (it) , def. 3.
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