Green’s Dictionary of Slang

lug n.1

[Scot./northern dial.]

[16C+] an ear .

In derivatives

lugful (n.)

[1980s] an ‘earful’, a sufficiency in being talked to, or in overhearing.

In compounds

lug-bashing (n.)

[1950s] (Aus.) talking effusively, preaching.

lug-bite (v.)

[late 19C–1930s] (Aus.) to cadge, to ask for a loan; thus lug-biter, a cadger; lug-biting, cadging.

lug-punch (n.)

[2000s] (N.Z.) a friendly chat.

In phrases

bite someone’s lug (v.)

[late 19C+] to borrow money.

blow down someone’s lug (v.)

[1950s] (Aus.) to nag.

chew someone’s lug (v.)

[late 19C] to beg.

drop lugs on (v.)

[1960s+] (US black) to confront someone either as to their character or actions, to criticize, both seriously and in fun.

throw on the lug (v.)

[1900s] (US) to ask for or spend someone’s money.