quick one, a

quick one

A brief stop or break to have an alcoholic beverage. Let's stop by the bar for a quick one before we go home. I'm not looking to stay at the bar all night. Let's just grab a quick one before we go to the game.
See also: one, quick

quick one, a

An alcoholic drink to be consumed rapidly, as in We have time for a quick one before we board the plane. [c. 1920]
See also: quick