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From series<bless the harts>,
Norma is a postman, she just delivered a mail to someone. Then she says:
Well, I got to keep moving or the government will zap my collar.
What does "zap my collar" mean?
Thank you.
  • S1m0n

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    It's a reference to shock collars, a device for training dogs. The owner puts a collar on the dog, which contains a radio receiver and a battery. When the dog misbehaves, the human presses a switch on a radio transmitter which causes a painful but allegedly harmless shock to the dog's neck. the postwoman is saying that she is being closely monitored by management, and will face painful reprisals is she dawdles.
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