drag ass v.
1. (also drag arse) to go, to travel (the subtext is often of reluctance).
|Prison Nurse (1964) 28: You hold out your hands and take your cut. But the minute things start getting tough you want to ‘drag arse’ out.|
|Out of the Burning (1961) 123: Now drag ass home, all of you!|
|Requiem for a Dream (1987) 82: She opened the door and Tyrone dragassed in.|
|Close Pursuit (1988) 38: Kennedy has to get up at five in the morning [...] and dragass down to this shithole.|
|Fever Kill 45: They’d [...] give him a chase before dragging ass back to whichever motel they were holed up in.|
|Killing Time in Las Vegas [ebook] Just a joy to be dragging ass across state for this kinda shit.‘Killing Time in Las Vegas’ in|
2. (also drag tail) to act slowly, lazily [note drag one’s tail under tail n.].
|Blackboard Jungle 297: Draggin’ yo’ ass in after the late bell, Chief. You settin’ a bad ’zample for the pupils here. [...] Wunt you draggin’ ass, man?|
|One Hundred Dollar Misunderstanding 63: This poor ol cat is draggin ass.|
|(con. 1920s) South of Heaven (1994) 187: Everyone was barely dragging tail.|
3. to do badly.
|(con. 1940s) Dark Sea Running 97: If you drag ass on this job the lines will bury you.|
|After Hours 258: Joint was draggin ass. Wasn’t ten people in the place.|