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bottom drawer

A young woman's collection of household items to use in her home after marriage. Primarily heard in UK. Sarah collected linens and sheets for her bottom drawer in anticipation of her new life as a married woman.
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bottom drawer

the collection of linen, clothes, and household items assembled by a woman in preparation for her marriage.
The bottom drawer was the traditional place for storing such articles. The US equivalent is hope chest .
See also: bottom, drawer
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The bottom drawer is divided into two compartments, philosophies, which require total buy-in from the leader, and process tools from which the leader chooses only those that make sense for the organization.
Abe perused the document handed to him and said, "Let's just slip this into the bottom drawer here and see what happens," meaning the bottom drawer of his own desk, which is where he placed it.
Previously, the kit would have been thrown away or put in the kids' bottom drawer, but we had the idea of using it for children in Africa.
The bottom drawer, though, was jammed full: a final resting place for plastic bags from stores that had folded long ago.
I silently open the bottom drawer of my old bureau,
If Gerald Miley's wife had bothered to communicate she was stashing pounds 1080 in the bottom drawer of a chest her husband was intending to sell, perhaps Gerald would have upped the price a smidge, rather than selling it for a ninth of the value it contained.
His talents are highlighted on our first family CD, Songs from the Bottom Drawer, which was released in June (so this letter is also a shameless plug for our CD).
There's junk in your bottom drawer, in your briefcase and in your filing cabinets," he points out.
A few of the poems -- usually comments on historical events -- are banal or trite, smelling as if they were pulled from bottom drawer, quite unnecessarily, to bulk the collection out.
F you have kept your clothes safe in your bottom drawer you could be onto a winner.
He knew Sire Paddle was going to pop out of Sister's bottom drawer at anytime, but his greater fear was what knotty-haired Blaze might do if he cried.
With nearly 28 cubic feet of capacity, consumers will have plenty of space and two bottom freezer drawers provide added convenience - consumers can store the items they access frequently in the top drawer and use the bottom drawer for larger items like the turkey.
He said: "If something needs to be escalated to the risk register you can bet your bottom drawer we will do it.
A useful bottom drawer adds to the usability of this piece of furniture.