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liquid courage

slang The decrease in timidity or inhibition that comes from imbibing alcoholic beverages. I'm planning on proposing to Mary tonight, but I think I need a little liquid courage first!
See also: courage, liquid

liquid lunch

A lunchtime outing that consists of drinking alcoholic beverages instead of eating. Bob reprimanded his employees for having a liquid lunch and returning to work intoxicated.
See also: liquid, lunch

liquid refreshment

A beverage, especially one containing alcohol. We all decided to go for some liquid refreshments after the game.
See also: liquid, refreshment

liquid lunch

a drinking session at lunchtime taking the place of a meal. informal humorous
See also: liquid, lunch

liquid cork

n. a medicine that stops diarrhea. This liquid cork isn’t so bad if you get it good and cold before you take it.
See also: cork, liquid

liquid laugh

n. vomit. If you drink much more, you’re gonna come out with a liquid laugh.
See also: laugh, liquid

liquid lunch

n. a lunch consisting of alcoholic drinks. Sounds like the boss had another liquid lunch again today.
See also: liquid, lunch
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This time around, they hope to use a tantalizing new repertoire of solvents, known as ionic liquids, that can get the job done without the stink, mess, pollution, and toxicity of the workhorse solvents that have characterized much of organic chemistry so far.
His body was whisked away to the Arizona desert: There, inside the Alcor Life Extension Foundation in Scottsdale, Williams' corpse was plunged into a stainless-steel vat of liquid nitrogen, a chemical element so frigid it chilled his body to -195[degrees]C (-319[degrees]F).