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mug it

mug it
 v. phr.— «La Russa knew it would have haunted him the rest of his life if the Cardinals, in his colorful euphemism, “mugged it.” “It was just concern we were going to be part of history in the worst kind of way,” La Russa said. “We went through a serious period where we were having trouble getting wins.”» —“Cardinals Hope to End Series Drought” by R.B. Fallstrom Forbes.com Oct. 19, 2006. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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