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feel the draught
To be in a situation in which one does not have much money. Steve is feeling the draught right now and wants to know if we can go out next week instead, after he gets paid. If I get laid off, I know it won't be long before I feel the draught.
Drawn or served from a large container, especially a keg, as opposed to individual bottles or containers. (Spelled "on draught" in British English.) We have a wide range of craft beers on draft, including some from our own in-house microbrewery.
Drawn from a large container, such as a keg (as opposed to bottles). For example, We much prefer the taste of beer on draft. [Mid-1800s]
feel the draughtexperience an adverse change in your financial circumstances. informal
1992 Daily Express Redland…felt the draught of George Wimpey's interim profits slide.
on ˈdraught(British English) (of beer) taken from a barrel (= a large container): This beer is not available on draught (= it is available only in bottles or cans).
feel the ˈdraught(informal) suffer financially as a result of economic, social or political changes around you: Because of the world trade recession, a lot of third world countries are feeling the draught.
Drawn from a large container, such as a keg.