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  • n. A beating, a hiding, a ticking-off; aggro.
  • n. Extra effort; extra impetus; enthusiastic aggression.
  • n. Pain, gyp.

Etymologies

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After Larry Dooley, an otherwise forgotten early boxer, or possibly the better remembered Larry Foley. Popularised by cricket commentator Richie Benaud when describing aggressive batsmen.

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