banged up

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English[edit]

Adjective[edit]

banged up (not comparable)

  1. (idiomatic) Spending time in prison or jail.
    My uncle has been banged up for ten years now; I haven't seen him in five.
  2. (idiomatic) Physically injured or wounded.
    He is banged up: he suffers strain to left shoulder.

Quotations[edit]

  • "It does hurt, not just my ankle but all over. I'm banged up like hell. But I'm not, you know, hurt. Like needing an X Ray or the infirmary or whatever." - "Middle Age : A Romance" (2001) by Joyce Carol Oates (Fourth Estate, paperback edition, 164)