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bathtub gin

Any alcoholic drink that is made by an amateur at home or in makeshift conditions. Refers to the use of bathtubs in creating illegal alcohol (most often gin, hence the name) during the prohibition years in the US. This stuff is strong, but it tastes like bathtub gin!
See also: bathtub, gin

gin dive

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

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!
See also: gin, mill

gin palace

slang A bar. Are you guys hungover? You spent an awful lot of time at that gin palace last night!
See also: gin, palace

gin up (something)

1. To produce or engender something; to stir or work something up. Primarily heard in US. The story has continued ginning up controversy for the last two weeks.
2. To create something under false pretenses. Primarily heard in US. Many believe the government ginned up the charges as a means of removing the foreign leader from power.
3. To exaggerate or embellish something. Primarily heard in US. Personally, I think he's been ginning up the issue as a means of getting more votes.
4. To stimulate or invigorate something to be more active, productive, or successful. Primarily heard in US. Congress seems confident that the new tax laws will gin up the economy. We need to find a way of ginning up our quarterly sales.
See also: gin, up

ginhead

slang A drunk; an alcoholic. Oh yeah, I had become a total ginhead before finally going to rehab.
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

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!
See also: gin, mill

gin dive

verb
See also: dive, gin

gin palace

verb
See also: gin, palace

ginhead

n. a drunkard. Gert could have ended up a ginhead, but she went another route instead.
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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