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prop up the bar

To spend a large amount of time drinking at a pub or pubs in general. Primarily heard in UK. My father spent most of my childhood propping up the bar, so forgive me if I am not overly enthusiastic about social drinking. John's down at the local, propping up the bar with his mates from work.
See also: bar, prop, up

give props to (one)

To praise one and show them respect. Thank you, but I have to give props to Jeanne, who organized this entire event for us.
See also: give, props

knock the props out from under someone

Fig. to destroy someone's emotional, financial, or moral underpinnings; to destroy someone's confidence. When you told Sally that she was due to be fired, you really knocked the props out from under her.
See also: knock, out, props

knock the bottom out of

Also, knock the props out from under. Render invalid, undermine. For example, The discovery of another planet that might support life knocks the bottom out of many theories , or Jane's skilled debating knocked the props out from under her opponent. The first expression dates from the late 1800s, the variant from the first half of the 1900s.
See also: bottom, knock, of, out

prop up the bar

spend a considerable time drinking in a pub. informal
See also: bar, prop, up

ˌprop up the ˈbar

(informal, disapproving) spend a lot of time drinking in a pub or a bar: ‘Where’s Paul?’ ‘Propping up the bar in the King’s Head, as usual.’
See also: bar, prop, up


n. evidence of respect; one’s proper respect. You gotta give me my props.
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