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liquid courage

slang The decrease in timidity or inhibition that comes from imbibing alcoholic beverages. I'm planning on proposing to Mary tonight, but I think I need a little liquid courage first!
See also: courage, liquid

liquid lunch

A lunchtime outing that consists of drinking alcoholic beverages instead of eating. Bob reprimanded his employees for having a liquid lunch and returning to work intoxicated.
See also: liquid, lunch

liquid refreshment

Beverages, especially those containing alcohol, considered collectively. We all decided to go for some liquid refreshment after the game.
See also: liquid, refreshment

liquid cork

dated Liquid antidiarrheal medicine. Be sure to pack some liquid cork on your travels—I hear food in that part of the world can tear through your body something fierce if you're not ready.
See also: cork, liquid

liquid laugh

Vomit; an act or instance of vomiting. Primarily heard in Australia. Nah, don't worry about him. He just needs to go have a liquid laugh, and he'll be right as rain. I used to get terrible motion sickness in planes, inevitably landing with a bag (or two) of liquid laugh in tow.
See also: laugh, liquid

liquid lunch

a drinking session at lunchtime taking the place of a meal. informal humorous
See also: liquid, lunch

liquid cork

n. a medicine that stops diarrhea. This liquid cork isn’t so bad if you get it good and cold before you take it.
See also: cork, liquid

liquid laugh

n. vomit. If you drink much more, you’re gonna come out with a liquid laugh.
See also: laugh, liquid

liquid lunch

n. a lunch consisting of alcoholic drinks. Sounds like the boss had another liquid lunch again today.
See also: liquid, lunch
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In individual cases and for small projects it may be that considerable financial liquidly and tax considerations lead to early replacements, in order to create the possibility of depreciation for tax purposes.
Harrison follows Racine in the overall arrangement of scenes, and his pentameter couplets crackle with electricity or side by liquidly at levels of speed and intensity approximately Racinean, but Harrison allows himself the liberties he needs to give point and pungency to his Raj parallels.
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Industry experts expect this trend to continue throughout 2012 with a significant increase in Sukuk issuance as Islamic Capital Markets perform well against the financial crisis and liquidly crunch of 2011.
This is still an open question, partly because there is a lack of liquidly traded longevity indexes or securities from which we can infer the market price of risk.
Clegg and Baumeler claim that project teams are a crucial space in which the liquidly modern organizational self works (employees have to adjust to others with whom they are not necessarily familiar): metaphors of liquidity and liquidation are well established in organizations.
A number of regional distribution companies (MRSKs) and their controlling shareholder MRSK Holding have become an important part of the Russian stock market over the last six months, with improving liquidly.