hair of the dog that bit

the hair of the dog (that bit you)

An alcoholic drink consumed to remedy a hangover. The phrase comes from the notion that literally rubbing the hair of the dog that bit you on the wound would help it to heal. Wow, I feel terrible this morning. The only cure is the hair of the dog, I guess!
See also: bit, dog, hair, of

hair of the dog that bit (one)

Fig. a drink of liquor taken when one has a hangover; a drink of liquor taken when one is recovering from drinking too much liquor. (Often the same type of liquor as one got drunk on.) Oh, I'm miserable. I need some of the hair of the dog that bit me. That's some hangover you've got there, Bob. Here, drink this. It's some of the hair of the dog that bit you.
See also: bit, dog, hair, of, that
References in classic literature ?
"A hair of the dog that bit him," he would say as he poured out the beer, carefully so that the foam should not make him wait too long to drink.
Dedicated to some religious purpose; having a divine character; inspiring solemn thoughts or emotions; as, the Dalai Lama of Thibet; the Moogum of M'bwango; the temple of Apes in Ceylon; the Cow in India; the Crocodile, the Cat and the Onion of ancient Egypt; the Mufti of Moosh; the hair of the dog that bit Noah, etc.
If you need a quick, short-term fix for your hangover, the age-old "hair of the dog that bit you" trick is one that works, according to (https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/hangover-helpers) WebMD .
The hair of the dog that bit you will make you feel better FALSE: "Having a quick drink the morning after will only ease the alcohol withdrawal and delay the hangover,explains Professor Paul Wallace, chief medical adviser for Drinkaware (drinkaware.co.uk).
If you were bitten by a rabid dog back then, doctors would dress the wound with the burnt hair of the dog that bit you as a cure.
Those who routinely revelled in the hair of the dog that bit them drank 2 to 3 times more alcohol than other adults in the study, and they had significantly higher rates of alcohol dependency.
A THE phrase is part of the longer expression 'the hair of the dog that bit you' and dates back to the medieval belief that the burnt hair of the dog that bit you could be used as a antidote against the effect of the bite.
A 400 years ago they thought 'a hair of the dog that bit you' would actually cure the bite.
This image contrast is repeatedly reinforced by a continuous parade of CFR-sponsored economists, forecasters, business leaders, brain trusts, and Republican leaders with impressive-sounding "research" that seems to show that what we need is more hair of the dog that bit us.
`The hair of the dog that bit you' could mean much more than just alleviating the effects of a heavy night out.
You've heard of "the hair of the dog that bit you" to treat the other kind of morning after pain.
I didn't like to suggest it was the hair of the dog that bit him.
Taking some of the hair of the dog that bit you mab prove sound advice when it comes to skin cancer.
Some (http://www.oxforddictionaries.com/us/words/what-is-the-origin-of-the-phrase-hair-of-the-dog) sources  also claim the phrase comes from an old method of treating rabies - taking the hair of the dog that bit you and either placing it directly on the wound or drinking it in a brew.
The magazine says that the "hair of the dog that bit you" may make you feel better for a little while but it is only postponing the inevitable.