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Rat in the lug

Posted by Victoria S Dennis on December 04, 2009 at 12:34

In Reply to: Rat in the lug posted by Gail Irvine on December 04, 2009 at 09:03:

: My father used a phrase "rat in the lug", meaning to hit someone. I cannot find it anywhere. Do you know of it? Thanks for the help.

I don't know about the "rat" part, but (in Britain at least) "lugs" or "lug 'oles" are ears. Did he mean specifically "hit someone over the ear"?