gin mill

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gin mill

slang A bar, especially one that is run-down. Are you guys hungover? You spent an awful lot of time at that gin mill last night!
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gin mill

and gin dive and gin palace
n. a saloon; a low liquor establishment. (Older.) Fred hit every gin mill on the way home. The joint looks like a gin dive. I’m not going in there!
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This negative reputation survives today with phrases like "gin-mills" to describe disreputable bars or "gin-soaked" to refer to drunks, and the drink itself as "mother's ruin".