soup-strainer


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soup-strainer

slang A mustache, especially a bushy one that covers one's upper lip. Refers to the way the hairs tend to get in the way when one consumes a liquid, such as soup. My girlfriends always says she wants me to shave my soup-strainer, but I've grown so fond of it over the years. He came out of No-Shave November with a pretty awesome soup-strainer.
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soup-strainer

n. a mustache. Jerry had a big bushy soup-strainer that he was very proud of.
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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