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jug ears

Ears that stick out markedly from the side of the head, thus resembling the handles of a jug. At first I thought his jug ears were pretty goofy-looking, but I've actually come to regard them as quite cute!
See also: ear, jug

jug-eared

Having ears that stick out markedly from the side of the head, thus resembling the handles of a jug. I was pretty goofy-looking as a kid, jug-eared, bespectacled, and lanky as I was.

put a/the plug in the jug

To become permanently sober; to give up intoxicants, especially alcohol. (Alludes to plugging up a jug of an alcoholic beverage.) I've always loved my dad, but he's become a much friendlier and sympathetic person since finally putting the plug in the jug. It took me waking up in a ditch and covered in vomit to realize that I needed to put a plug in the jug for good.
See also: jug, plug, put

jugged (up)

Sl. intoxicated. I'm not jugged up. I'm not even tipsy. Fred was too jugged to drive home.
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federal jug

n. a federal prison. (see also jug.) Lefty is fresh and sweet—just out of the federal jug.
See also: federal, jug

jug

1. n. jail. (Usually with the.) Take it easy. I don’t want to end up in the jug.
2. n. a jug of liquor; a jar of moonshine; a can of beer. Where’s my jug? I need a swig.
3. and jug up in. to drink heavily. (see also jugger.) We jugged up till about noon and then went to sleep. Let’s get down to some serious jugging.
4. n. a glass vial of liquid amphetamine intended for injection. (Drugs.) His mother found a jug and took it to a drugstore to find out what it was.
5. n. the jugular vein, used for the injection of narcotics. (Drugs.) He’s even got scars on his jugs.
6. n. a breast. (Usually plural. Usually objectionable.) Look at the jugs on that babe!

jug up

verb
See jug
See also: jug, up

jug wine

n. cheap wine that is sold in volume, usually in gallon jugs. We’re having a little do tomorrow—nothing special. A little jug wine and chips.
See also: jug, wine

jugged (up)

mod. alcohol intoxicated. I’m not jugged up. I’m not even tipsy.
See also: jug, up

jugged

verb
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References in classic literature ?
Poyser's attention was here diverted by the appearance of Molly, carrying a large jug, two small mugs, and four drinking- cans, all full of ale or small beer--an interesting example of the prehensile power possessed by the human hand.
If you help me to carry these jugs home, I'll give you a slice of bread.
From these pilgrimages to the jug and basin, he returned with such eccentricities of damp headgear as no words can describe; which were made the more ludicrous by his anxious gravity.
The compound in the jug being tasted, and considered perfect, apples and oranges were put upon the table, and a shovel-full of chestnuts on the fire.
As he could not lift the whole pailful of water at once, he fetched a milk jug, and ladled quarts of water into the pail by degrees.
He let the jug fall on the floor, and it broke in pieces.
all the water runs back into the jug and there you are again
You needn't wait yourself; here's a sovereign of your money, and I'll leave the rest in the jug in my bedroom.
A moment later, there stood upon the table a loaf of rye bread, a slice of bacon, some wrinkled apples and a jug of beer.
She was in a jug for the moment, and liking it extremely; she had never been in a jug before.
On this occasion the person was only a miserable little child, crying over the fragments of a broken jug.
Bring it in a jug," shouted her Ladyship, as the maid left the room.
We 've used up all there was in the jug," said Polly, good-naturedly, beginning again.
A jug of maple sirup--I brought it along from the store and set it down here to open the door.
Flattered at this compliment, my mother rang the bell, and a china jug of our best ale was presently brought and set before the worthy gentleman who so well knew how to appreciate its excellences.