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put the spurs to someone

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put the spurs to someone

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To urge and goad; prod; goose: had een criti of the Pentagon and had ''put the spurs to us from time to time'' (1898+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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