1. to talk repetitively and tediously.
|Und. Nights 166: He certainly was one to lag was Andy Andrews. He used to talk to me by the hour about his ambitions.|
|Layer Cake 99: If you get captured by Mickey on a bad night, when he’s had about ten pints with chasers, he’s lagging, all Queen and Country, up the Union jack, he’s a right pest.|
2. (Aus. Und.) to inform.
|Cockney 162: Should there be black eyes and the like to account for, it is a strong point of honour to let the method of their acquisition remain a mystery to interested adults. To ‘lag’ in this manner is to invite ostracism or worse.|
|Ridgey-Didge Oz Jack Lang 35: Lag Inform.|
3. (also lag off) to shirk one’s duties.
|Dolores Claiborne 17: And if you lagged off, she was apt to catch you. She didn’t watch every time you beat the welcome mat, but lots of times she would.|
|Workin’ It 200: I started lagging in school.|
4. (S.Afr.) to laugh.
|Acid Alex 162: I was going to lag it off.|
(W.I./UK black) to criticize, to attack verbally.
|Lonely Londoners 74: When Ma not there Tolroy used to take lag on Tanty left and right for coming to London.|