Definition of get a bang out of in English:

get a bang out of

phrase

North American
informal
  • Derive excitement or pleasure from.

    ‘some people get a bang out of reading that stuff’
    • ‘Aunt Pinkey was enough like her nephew to understand and even get a bang out of the ridiculousness of his momentary rage.’
    • ‘There is a segment of the market that gets a bang out of buying those things.’
    • ‘I especially got a bang out of the one entitled ‘Doctor Barnhelm perfects his machine for restoring animation’ because of the crazy gadgetry in the background.’
    • ‘Kenny got a bang out of all this and asked them if he could take their picture and one guy immediately held up his hand - No.’
    • ‘Rufus, obviously getting a bang out of his new found ‘status’, took the opportunity to vent.’
    • ‘If you're fascinated by factoids you might get a bang out of the following information.’
    • ‘If someone gets a bang out of seeing the Stooges in color, I say let 'em enjoy themselves.’
    • ‘So, is it possible that a woodchuck might expand its horizons, meet with a richer fate, and get a bang out of a ride in the opposite direction?’
    • ‘Sylvia Fisher gets a bang out of approaching people in the international tent at the AirVenture grounds and speaking to them in their native languages.’
    • ‘The Northerners are fanatics who'll get a bang out of dying for their cause and leader.’
    • ‘If The Who weren't genuinely getting a bang out of this, they did a good job of fooling the crowd in Glen Falls.’
    • ‘Lots of youngsters get a bang out of watching the puppy snarf up bits of food thrown on the floor, so Misha should be locked away while the little ones eat.’
    • ‘Innovate E-Commerce gets a bang out of the immediate publicity the awards programs generate.’
    • ‘If I had seen it last year, or even a few months ago, I surely would have got a bang out of it.’
    • ‘Unlike me, Fat Mikey simply did not get a bang out of crocheting afghans or listening to National Public Radio.’
    • ‘Students will get a bang out of the ending of this demo.’
    • ‘He has the fun of manipulating the bug to coax the fish to it, then he gets a bang out of the strike, right there in plain view, and then the excitement of fighting the fish near the surface.’
    • ‘Back in the Meredith household, Molly gets a bang out of cruising the house.’
    • ‘It's way too silly for words, but if your children are familiar with the Peanuts strip, they might get a bang out of this.’
    • ‘Only a private boat operator with no one to please but himself can fish with say, lures that he makes and gets a bang out of catching fish on, even though there may be other lures that catch better.’