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nineteen to the dozen

Very rapidly, hurriedly, and/or energetically. My aunt can get talking nineteen to the dozen if you get her on a topic she's passionate about. Sam came running nineteen to the dozen when he heard his son crying out to him from the back garden.
See also: dozen, nineteen

nineteenth hole

The bar at the clubhouse of a golf course, where players can go after finishing the standard 18 holes of a game. Barry isn't much of a golfer. He usually heads to the nineteenth hole after playing for only an hour or so. Wow, that was a great game. Let's head to the nineteenth hole—first drink's on me!
See also: hole

nineteen to the dozen

Prov. very rapidly or energetically. Whenever I get together with my cousins, we always gossip away nineteen to the dozen. While Alan got the other ingredients, Jane was chopping up potatoes nineteen to the dozen.
See also: dozen, nineteen

nineteenth hole

the bar in a golf clubhouse, as reached after a standard round of 18 holes. informal humorous
See also: hole

nineteenth hole

n. a place to buy an alcoholic beverage after a golf game. (Likely to be filled with golfers who have played eighteen holes of golf.) I hit a hole-in-one on the first hole and went straight to the nineteenth hole to celebrate.
See also: hole