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Atatürk
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 3:20:13 AM

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He is drag/a drag on our job.

Both okay?

Ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternum!
Romany
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 4:18:00 AM
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The usage of the word "drag" in the sense you've written these sentences was a speech pattern of the 60's and 70's which hasn't survived into modern English. It was ubiquitous all during the so-called "Hippy" period - there were even songs written with it in the title.

Then it just disapeared.

Language is like that.
Atatürk
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 11:49:46 AM

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A drag
Or
Drag?

Ite, maledicti, in ignem aeternum!
Romany
Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2019 12:15:05 PM
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The noun "a drag" meaning boring,negative, distatesfull, heartbreaking, unfashionable....there were scores of different ways to use it for those in the know, back in the day.
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