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    drag, isn't it?

    I was just wondering what does this phrase mean. It's something Paul McCartney said after finding out Lennon was shot dead, the meanings of "drag" that I have found didn't make much sense in this context, and I thought maybe it's some kind of a slang expression in British English, or even Liverpool area?

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    In this context "a drag" is something bad, but not overly so. It's a drag to have to go running every day (it's something you have to do, but you don't want to).

    Paul meant that it's bad news, but life goes on.
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    how mean, little Paulie!

    is it actually a British thing?

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    No, we in America use it too.
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    oh, ok, thanks a bunch

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    You are welcome a bunch too!
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    Re: drag, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by kamka
    I was just wondering what does this phrase mean. It's something Paul McCartney said after finding out Lennon was shot dead, the meanings of "drag" that I have found didn't make much sense in this context, and I thought maybe it's some kind of a slang expression in British English, or even Liverpool area?

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    Probably at the thought of having to deal with Yoko...
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    Re: drag, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by kamka
    I was just wondering what does this phrase mean. It's something Paul McCartney said after finding out Lennon was shot dead, the meanings of "drag" that I have found didn't make much sense in this context, ...
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    Re: drag, isn't it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Бармалей
    Probably at the thought of having to deal with Yoko...
    c'mon, Yoko wasn't all that bad :P

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    Maybe he saw a woman who looked a little iffy and so he asked:

    "drag, isn't it?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    Maybe he saw a woman who looked a little iffy and so he asked:

    "drag, isn't it?"
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