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Could you explain "bang" and "haif-assed" in the text below?

Here's an extract from The catcher in the rye by J.D. Salinger;

They each had their own room and all. They were both around seventy
years old, or even more than that. They got a bang out of things, though--in
a haif-assed way, of course. I know that sounds mean to say, but I don't
mean it mean.

For learning: English
Base language: English
Category: Language



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