Meaning of drag someone up in English:

drag someone up

phrasal verb

informal British
  • Bring up a child badly.

    • ‘would you have her dragged up by a succession of au pairs?’
    • ‘But part of me thinks Geoff and I would have been better off if we had been dragged up together.’
    • ‘I spent a long time disagreeing with my own parents about their ways of dragging me up - yet more and more I find it harder to pick fault, because I think that in general I've turned out OK.’
    • ‘Yes, that Belfast street where he was dragged up, it was such a dangerous place that if there was ever a knock at the door, his father'd only go to answer it if he had an axe in his hand.’