pull a cork

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pull a cork

To begin drinking an alcoholic beverage, especially wine. You should come by on Friday—we can have dinner, pull a cork or two, it will be great!
See also: cork, pull

pull a cork

Have a drink. This expression dates from the days when homebrewed potent potables were stored in large jugs with cork stoppers. A suggestion that the contents be shared might have been phrased as “Hey, neighbor, you about ready to pull that cork?”
See also: cork, pull
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Here, they deftly pull corks with the softness of a woman's hush from a list of French and California sparklers (plus some beer and still wine).
To pull off this feat, Daniel Johnnes has assembled an extraordinary team of acrobats, floor sommeliers, and wine professionals who bend and twist and pull corks with the greatest of ease.