They wanted to know exactly why I had posted the exact location where the mugging had taken place.
Worse, all of this mugging business reminds Ross of when he was mugged as a child.
It was Harry who was on the other end of the line when the mugging took place, and Harry heard the attack unfold as it happened.
They are almost always closer to mugging and burlesque than to acting.
Because he overheard the mugging taking place, Harry was required to report the crime and also give a police statement.
I do know a certain amount about harmony already; I have been mugging it up for the last three years.
Perhaps I have been mugging it up as a preliminary to coming out here.
"mugging" was all right, so long as you "mugged" the right persons.
I hear from Mr Cookson that you have been mugging lately, just as I have.
They were chortling, pointing at each other, mugging for the camera.
"drinking vessel," 1560s, "bowl, pot, jug," of unknown origin, perhaps from Scandinavian (cf. Swedish mugg "mug, jug," Norwegian mugge "pitcher, open can for warm drinks"), or Low German mokke, mukke "mug," also of unknown origin.
"a person's face," 1708, possibly from mug (n.1), on notion of drinking mugs shaped like grotesque faces. Sense of "portrait or photograph in police records (e.g. mug shot, 1950) had emerged by 1887. Hence, also, "a person" (especially "a criminal"), 1890.
"to beat up," 1818, originally "to strike the face" (in pugilism), from mug (n.2). The general meaning "attack" is first attested 1846, and "attack to rob" is from 1864. Perhaps influenced by thieves' slang mug "dupe, fool, sucker" (1851). Related: Mugged; mugging.
"make exaggerated facial expressions," 1855, originally theatrical slang, from mug (n.2). Related: Mugged; mugging.
[probably fr drinking mugs made to resemble grotesque human faces; the sense of violent assault comes fr mid-1800s British specialization of the term ''rob by violent strangulation,'' probably fr mug-hunter, ''a thief who seeks out victims who are mugs'' (easy marks)]