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monkey swill

Liquor that is particularly unpleasant or low quality. I'll never understand how you can drink that monkey swill—it's going to rot your gut! I quite like good whiskey, but not monkey swill like that.
See also: monkey, swill

swill

An alcoholic beverage, especially beer, and typically one that is particularly unpleasant or low quality. I'll never understand how you can drink that swill! There's only one pub in this town, and all it serves is swill.

swill down

To drink something in fast, large gulps. Said especially of alcoholic beverages. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swill" and "down." He was swilling down wine throughout dinner, and he was nearly incoherent by the time we got to dessert. Let me just swill this down and I'll be ready to go.
See also: down, swill

swill down with (something)

To aid, follow, or accompany the ingestion of something with large gulps of a particular beverage. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swill" and "down." He swilled down the large, unpleasant pills with a large glass of water. We kept swilling down the hot wings with beer, so we were quite drunk by the end of dinner.
See also: down, swill

swill out

To rinse something out in order to clean or empty it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swill" and "out." Be sure to swill out your cups with water and sterilizing solution after every meal while you're out here. Just swill the glasses from last night out and pour the wine into them.
See also: out, swill

swill something down

to drink something, especially an alcoholic drink, in great gulps. The guy took a quart of beer and swilled it down in a few seconds. He swilled down a quart of beer.
See also: down, swill

swill down

v.
1. To drink something quickly: After the toast, we swilled down our beers. I poured a tall glass of orange juice and swilled it down.
2. swill down with To follow the ingestion of something, such as food, with the ingestion of some liquid: We swilled down the hot dogs with beer. I swilled the bitter medicine down with a glass of water.
See also: down, swill

swill out

v.
To empty or clean something by a flow of water or liquid: After you finish washing the dishes, swill out the sink with water. I swilled the cup out and poured myself a glass of milk.
See also: out, swill

monkey swill

n. inferior liquor; strong liquor. Where did you get this monkey swill? This would kill a monkey anyway.
See also: monkey, swill

swill

1. n. liquor. The swill they serve here is better than you can get elsewhere.
2. n. a drink of liquor. Here, you can have a little swill of mine.
3. tv. & in. to drink liquor. He swilled a whole case of beer yesterday. Isn’t he joyful yet?
4. n. any nasty food or drink. Let’s go over to the ptomaine-domain and get our evening swill.

swill-up

n. a drinking bout. There was a swill-up at the frat house last week.
References in classic literature ?
In the zenith of the evening, Little Swills says, "Gentlemen, if you'll permit me, I'll attempt a short description of a scene of real life that came off here to-day.
Until plastic buckets arrived, oak swills were once common in every house and workplace.
Often credited with saving the craft from extinction, he learned how to make oak swill baskets in the 1980s from a retired Swiller.
Created by gay writer Jack Kenny (Titus), Daniel stars Aidan Quinn as Daniel Webster, an Episcopalian minister with both a weakness for prescription drugs and a family on the verge of a breakdown (The teenage daughter sells weed, while the wife swills martinis).
Stone Cold'' Steve Austin swills beer, spouts profanity and salutes other wrestlers with obscene gestures.