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a stiff drink

A very strong alcoholic drink; liquor (alcoholic spirits) that is undiluted or unmixed. I felt like I needed a stiff drink after such a frightening car accident. I suggest pouring yourself a stiff drink before you look at the financial results for this quarter.
See also: drink, stiff
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a ˌstiff ˈdrink

a strong alcoholic drink: That was a shock — I need a stiff drink!
See also: drink, stiff
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