DRINK etc. – PHRASES
– a characteristic ascribed to anyone who is able to eat or drink in great quantities HOLLOW LEG 1992 US sl.
– an invitation to come and have a drink COME AND SEE YOUR PA 1870 nautical usage
– an invitation to come and have a drink COME AND WASH YOUR NECK 1860
– a quality ascribed to an alcoholic drink PUT HAIR ON YOUR CHEST 1964 UK sl.
– a response to an invitation to drink I SUBSCRIBE Bk1896 sl.
– drank too much PUT TOO MUCH OF ONE’S MONEY DOWN THE RED LANE 1968 Amer. dial.
– dry mouth following a night of heavy drinking and smoking MOUTH LIKE A CAMEL-DRIVER’S CRUTCH Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– dry mouth following a night of heavy drinking and smoking MOUTH LIKE THE BOTTOM OF A COCKY’S CAGE Bk1999 Aust. sl.
– he’s had too much alcohol, or anything that causes intoxication HE’S HAD TOO MUCH FERMENTED YAK MILK Bk1968 US students’ sl.
– immobile, incapable of movement after a good deal to drink and a large meal BELLY FULL AND BEHIND DRUNK 20C W. Indies sl.
– indicates that one would like a drink I COULD STRUGGLE L19 sl.
– join me for a drink COME AND HAVE ONE L19 sl.
– lagging behind fellow drinkers in a pub DRAGGING THE CHAIN Bk1999 Aust. sl., orig. shearing usage
– one has drunk away one’s wages and there’s nothing left to show for a week’s work ALL PISSED UP AND NOTHING TO SHOW 1910s sl.
– one has imbibed to excess ONE’S BACK TEETH ARE FLOATING 1888 Amer. dial.
– out drinking OUT WITH THE CAPTAIN 2001 Can. sl.
– referring to drink that has been consumed ON BOARD 19C sl.
– said of a man who has been fetched out of the tavern by his wife ARRESTED BY THE WHITE SERJEANT L17 sl.
– said of a person under the influence of drink THE MALT IS ABOVE THE BEIR 1670 obs.
– said of a person under the influence of drink THE MALT IS ABOVE THE MEAL 1721
– said of a person under the influence of drink THE MALT IS ABOVE THE WATER 1678 obs.
– said of a person under the influence of drink THE MALT IS ABOVE WHEAT 1546 obs.
– said of a person who is drunk BEEN VOTING FOR THE ALDERMAN 1823 sl. obs.
– said of one who drinks champagne and fancy mixed drinks EDUCATED THIRST 1968 Amer. cowboy usage
– said of very good drink ENOUGH TO MAKE A CAT SPEAK 1719
– there is enough money to buy a bottle THE BABY IS BORN M19 sl.
– to be drinking too much, or to be drunk ALDERMAN LUSHINGTON IS CONCERNED 19C sl.
– to be drinking too much, or to be drunk DEALING WITH LUSHINGTON 19C sl.
– to be drinking too much, or to be drunk LUSHINGTON IS HIS MASTER 19C sl.
– used to ask someone what they would like to drink WHAT’S YOUR POISON 1805 jocular usage
– used when pouring someone else a drink, i.e. say when you want me to stop pouring SAY WHEN L19 sl.
– whose shout is it? WHOSE WALLY GROUT IS IT? Bk1999 Aust. rhyming sl. on ‘Wally Grout = shout)
– will you have a drink? DO YOU TAKE IN WOOD? M19 sl.
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