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feel the draught

To be in a situation in which one does not have much money. Steve is feeling the draught right now and wants to know if we can go out next week instead, after he gets paid. If I get laid off, I know it won't be long before I feel the draught.
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on draft

Drawn or served from a large container, especially a keg, as opposed to individual bottles or containers. (Spelled "on draught" in British English.) We have a wide range of craft beers on draft, including some from our own in-house microbrewery.
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on draft

Drawn from a large container, such as a keg (as opposed to bottles). For example, We much prefer the taste of beer on draft. [Mid-1800s]
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feel the draught

experience an adverse change in your financial circumstances. informal
1992 Daily Express Redland…felt the draught of George Wimpey's interim profits slide.
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on ˈdraught

(British English) (of beer) taken from a barrel (= a large container): This beer is not available on draught (= it is available only in bottles or cans).
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feel the ˈdraught

(informal) suffer financially as a result of economic, social or political changes around you: Because of the world trade recession, a lot of third world countries are feeling the draught.
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on draft

Drawn from a large container, such as a keg.
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References in classic literature ?
I sent out for a fresh supply and mixed the draught; the ebullition followed, and the first change of colour, not the second; I drank it and it was without efficiency.
This arranged, her ladyship was free to refresh herself with another dose of the red lavender draught, and to sleep the sleep of the just who close their eyes with the composing conviction that they have done their duty.
He found his patient cured by the draught! It was contrary to all rule and precedent; it savored of quackery--the red lavender had no business to do what the red lavender had done--but there she was, nevertheless, up and dressed, and contemplating a journey to London on the next day but one.
Bartenders Raniel Dy, Jordan Bernarte, and Edward Mayani of Draft Gastropub will be the first Filipinos to compete against other Asian bartenders at the much-awaited 2016 Stella Artois Draught Masters Asia Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on June 5-9, 2016.
Held by the Wisconsin Brewers Guild headquartered in Madison, "Bringing the Draught Quality Manual Alive" was based on lessons from the Brewers Association's Draught Quality Manual.
Castle Draught in a Can is a new, 100% recyclable and innovative offering by Castle Brewing, brewed using a special double filtration process.
If every household in the UK used the best possible draught proofing every year we would save pounds 190m and enough energy to heat nearly 400,000 homes.
The term "draft" in draft horses comes from the word draught, which means to pull.
ICY hallways will be a thing of the past once you've invested in one of these fabulous draught excluders which will stop the wind whipping in under the door...
For ten of those years, Zuhse was in the Coors national draught sales and service department.
"I see 'draft' spelled 'draught,' for instance, in the materials we're working on with Heineken.