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gin mill

and gin dive and gin palace
n. a saloon; a low liquor establishment. (Older.) Fred hit every gin mill on the way home. The joint looks like a gin dive. I’m not going in there!
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The desperate social-climbing machinations of Schultz's Murk (who does a mean Sinatra lip sync) are matched, after intermission, by Ben Cain, George Ketsios, Schultz and especially Wheeler as the disreputable denizens of Glubb's Gin Mill.
A decade in the making, the $10 million museum will be partially located within an existing, abandoned gin mill, where, as a youngster, King once worked.
Since they can't be trusted to make such judgments on their own, obviously I and the other chaperones will have to do a certain amount of savoring of the output of these gin mills to ascertain which are sufficiently savory for our presidential protectors to patronize.
The casual gin mills are entirely unlicensed and more often than not are set up in people's living rooms.
Of all the gin mills in all the world, Pepper Davis walked into mine about six years ago and put me in the palm of her hand with her fascinating stories.
And charging punters up to EUR20 for admission to their overpriced gin mills is appalling.
Here the heroes are the reformers, like Jacob Riis, whose muckraking How the Other Half Lives (1890) and his startling documentary photographs of slum hovels, back alleys and gin mills, made possible by the invention of flash attachments for cameras, brought on laws regulating tenement conditions.
If McCarthy is so interested in influence peddling, he should pop into some of the gin mills ringing the Illinois Capitol and count the ruddy red noses of taxpayer-funded lobbyists for the City of Chicago.