Green’s Dictionary of Slang

drag one’s ass v.

also drag it, drag one’s butt, ...tail
[SE drag + ass n. (2)/butt n.1 (1a)]
(US)

1. to leave, to go, to move.

[US](con. 1918) L. Nason Chevrons 32: Drag your tail down the main stem [...] and you’ll see the town gate.
[US]R.F. Adams Cowboy Lingo 221: Other commands to ‘go’ were [...] ‘drag it’.
[US]H. McCoy Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye in Four Novels (1983) 85: I had dragged my butt down this long endless half-mile for the very last time.
[US]F. Paley Rumble on the Docks (1955) 285: He can go dragging his ass round the Hook if he thinks he can do better.
[US](con. 1950) E. Frankel Band of Brothers 17: Got shook from creamin’ the gook, and dragged his butt at the rear.
[US]B. Jackson Get Your Ass in the Water (1974) 129: Then the bitch come draggin’ it home with her sickpad on.

2. to be fatigued, run down, miserable.

[US]E. Caldwell Poor Fool 65: Why in hell do you want to walk around dragging your butt on the ground because of her?
[US]I. Shulman Cry Tough! 66: He knew Steve’s ass was dragging on the ground.
[US] in E. Cray Erotic Muse (1992) 188: We didn’t reach town till winter, Eighty-two. / My ass was draggin’ and my pecker was too.
[US]‘Iceberg Slim’ Airtight Willie and Me 47: Her ass was dragging. She was played out as a chicken shit flat backer ’ho.
[US]M. Baker Nam (1982) 10: I had a very strong image of me literally slogging through the field, dragging my ass, going through the paces.
[US](con. 1969–70) D. Bodey F.N.G. (1988) 126: Man, my ass is dragging, ain’t yours?
[US]L. Heinemann Paco’s Story (1987) 120: He used to come home nights ass-whipped tired, just draggin’ his ass.
[US](con. 1982–6) T. Williams Cocaine Kids (1990) 73: The only reason he said that was because I was making plenty of money and his ass was dragging the ground.

3. to be slow, lazy.

[US](con. 1949) J. Hurling Boomers 75: Fer Chrissake, quit draggin’ yore ass an’ git on down here!