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Outside in the fresh air. "Al fresco" is Italian for "in the fresh (air)." Kelly planned a wonderful al fresco luncheon for her bridesmaids. Wow, it's so nice outside. Let's dine al fresco tonight.
See also: Al
And others. It is an abbreviation of a Latin phrase (et alii, et aliae or et alia, depending on the number and gender) and is typically used after a name or list of names to indicate the inclusion of others. This research was carried out by Richards et al.
See also: ET
Herb and Al
slang Marijuana and alcohol. ("Herb" is a slang word for marijuana and "Al" is a shortening of "alcohol.") I'm looking forward to hanging out with Herb and Al this weekend. Traffic cops are trained to detect when drivers have Herb or Al in their systems.
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Herb and Al
n. marijuana and alcohol. I’m afraid that Tom’s best friends are Herb and Al.
talk to Herb and Al
in. to use marijuana and drink alcohol. (see also herb. Al is alcohol.) I’ve been out talking to Herb and Al—that’s where I’ve been. Let’s go talk to Herb and Al while we’re waiting.
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