half-pint


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half-pint

Any small, weak, and/or insignificant person. Alludes to a pint, a unit of liquid measurement. Don't go picking a fight with me, half-pint, or I'll knock you into next Tuesday! That new half-pint they hired as a CEO is totally incompetent.
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The beer is sold in half-pint bottles and is more alcoholic than whisky or vodka.
A hunt member said: "He was drinking red wine out of a half-pint tumbler which was being topped up by the waitresses.
The Coronation Beer was sold for price was 2s 6d for a half-pint bottle.
glass abestas directly into a half-pint - a hurricane glass is best.
Emma Bridgewater's half-pint version will set you back pounds 14.
HALF-PINT hero Christopher Baller celebrated his sixth birthday with a police bravery award for nailing an armed robber.
95), by Canadians Ellie Topp, a home economist, and Margaret Howard, a registered dietitian, tells how to make a little bit - generally two to five half-pint jars - of a lot of different fruit and veggie-based concoctions.
PROPPING up the bar in the officers' mess, a young Princess Diana waits for her half-pint of shandy.
Meanwhile, people think drinking spirits isn't fattening but a single measure of gin, rum or brandy contains as many calories as a half-pint of beer.
Time was when a half-pint of bourbon would buy a vote in the state of Alabama, but that is now against the law.
The half-pint star has decided that the 21st-century male needs a kick up the backside and he clearly thinks he's the guy for the job.
Fill half-pint jars or freezer containers to within 1/2-inch of rim.
Nowadays half our customers are women and they are not content with a half-pint.
Ladle hot jam into hot, sterilized half-pint jars, leaving 1/4-inch headspace.
However, if their tantrums make your strawberries stick in your throat you can always wash them down with a half-pint of Pimms in a pub in Partick.