cut the dust

cut the dust

To have an alcoholic drink. Come on, let's go to the bar and cut the dust for your birthday!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

cut the dust

Fig. to take a drink of liquor. I think I'll stop in here and cut the dust. I want to cut the dust. Can I have a snort?
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

cut the dust

tv. to take a drink of liquor. I think I’ll stop in this joint here and cut the dust.
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McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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When I'm working upstairs I cut the dust sheet needed to protect carpets or flooring to match the width of the stairs and hallway.
Two batters later, Mike Epping hit a single to right that moved Valverde to third, and Tom King followed with a bases-clearing double to center to cut the Dust Devils' lead to 4-2.
"Once we started using cutting fluid, it cut the dust down considerably," he adds.