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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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He's now grown up so handsome, still in my eyes he's my little boy, and when I open up the bottom drawer, it fills my heart with joy.
People have barely had time to think about pulling their sweaters out of the bottom drawer and already there's talk of snow.
It also doesn't matter where you keep their names--in Quickbooks, in an Excel file, or in your bottom drawer. It's time to take them out, brush them off, and see if you can turn those lost accounts into current clients.
Here's hoping I'm right and we can finally cast our woolly jumpers to the bottom drawer for another year.
The new refrigerator also stands out in the adjustable temperature of its bottom drawer between -18 AC and 5AC.
It's equipped with a bottom drawer to access two additional banks of lamps, UVC lamps for the detack exposure, and UVA lamps for post exposure.
Having done this, do Japanese companies hide the business plan in the chief executive's bottom drawer, never to see the light of day again, like too many British companies I could mention?
A work surface provides a place to prepare medications, and a large bottom drawer stores supplies, or the C5 MCA when it is not in use.
I still have a small milk saucepan the first thing I bought for my bottom drawer and still in use 63 years on.
It also launched a French-door refrigerator with a bottom drawer that can function as a refrigerator or freezer compartment.
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,