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.

soup-strainer

n. a mustache. Jerry had a big bushy soup-strainer that he was very proud of.
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COOKIE-DUSTER, soup-strainer, crumb-catcher, upper lip sweater - the names for the common moustache are many and varied.
Look at that massive soup-strainer mustache, a thing of beauty and wonder in an era of magnificent mustaches.
Depor's players won't run out at Anfield with curly-perm wigs, soup-strainer moustaches and shell-suits like Harry Enfield's "Scousers" but "Calm down
My father-in-law, however, a man without the protection his late wife afforded him and, moreover, a man boasting a fine soup-strainer himself on his top lip, may not be so lucky.
Seems to be sandy-headed, lacking the Uncle Joe soup-strainer, and appears to be thinking, All right, lads, enough is enough, joke's over.