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monkey swill

Liquor that is particularly unpleasant or low quality. I'll never understand how you can drink that monkey swill—it's going to rot your gut! I quite like good whiskey, but not monkey swill like that.
See also: monkey, swill

swill

An alcoholic beverage, especially beer, and typically one that is particularly unpleasant or low quality. I'll never understand how you can drink that swill! There's only one pub in this town, and all it serves is swill.

swill down

To drink something in fast, large gulps. Said especially of alcoholic beverages. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swill" and "down." He was swilling down wine throughout dinner, and he was nearly incoherent by the time we got to dessert. Let me just swill this down and I'll be ready to go.
See also: down, swill

swill down with (something)

To aid, follow, or accompany the ingestion of something with large gulps of a particular beverage. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swill" and "down." He swilled down the large, unpleasant pills with a large glass of water. We kept swilling down the hot wings with beer, so we were quite drunk by the end of dinner.
See also: down, swill

swill out

To rinse something out in order to clean or empty it. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swill" and "out." Be sure to swill out your cups with water and sterilizing solution after every meal while you're out here. Just swill the glasses from last night out and pour the wine into them.
See also: out, swill

swill something down

to drink something, especially an alcoholic drink, in great gulps. The guy took a quart of beer and swilled it down in a few seconds. He swilled down a quart of beer.
See also: down, swill

swill down

v.
1. To drink something quickly: After the toast, we swilled down our beers. I poured a tall glass of orange juice and swilled it down.
2. swill down with To follow the ingestion of something, such as food, with the ingestion of some liquid: We swilled down the hot dogs with beer. I swilled the bitter medicine down with a glass of water.
See also: down, swill

swill out

v.
To empty or clean something by a flow of water or liquid: After you finish washing the dishes, swill out the sink with water. I swilled the cup out and poured myself a glass of milk.
See also: out, swill

monkey swill

n. inferior liquor; strong liquor. Where did you get this monkey swill? This would kill a monkey anyway.
See also: monkey, swill

swill

1. n. liquor. The swill they serve here is better than you can get elsewhere.
2. n. a drink of liquor. Here, you can have a little swill of mine.
3. tv. & in. to drink liquor. He swilled a whole case of beer yesterday. Isn’t he joyful yet?
4. n. any nasty food or drink. Let’s go over to the ptomaine-domain and get our evening swill.

swill-up

n. a drinking bout. There was a swill-up at the frat house last week.
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The widespread practice of swill feeding needs to be replaced by more effective modern feeds and technologies.
"This is in addition to existing swill feeding penalties of up to $17,713 for farmers.
BVA president Robin Hargreaves said: "The legislation barring traditional swill feeding has been very effective in protecting the UK against further outbreaks of diseases."
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A year after being introduced to the craft by Britain's last remaining swill basket maker, she has become the first person in two generations to be making the baskets in North Wales.
For the little house, attached to the garage, was where the pig swill was heated up, in the days when her home was a well known farmhouse in St Nicholas.
And there's them, "the media," abstract and disconnected, a powerful cabal of mega-corps that cynically manufacture swill and distribute it so relentlessly that we can't help but consume it.
Wine superpowers like France and Spain oppose the policy in the name of protecting "traditional vintages." (Translation: "musty, overpriced swill nobody drinks anymore.")
The cash, over a three-year period, swill enable the project to continue its volunteer training programme.
Think just one toke of a smoke or a few swigs of swill won't hurt you?
In the second, Parliament called for a ban on the feeding of swill to pigs.
Experts believe that the disease first began with infected swill given to pigs on a farm in Northumberland.
president Chester Warren Tan also said that some private entities had reached out to provide disinfectants and police residents who continued to use swill food or 'kanin baboy' to feed their livestock.
THE Department of Agriculture (DA) is keen on disallowing the sale of swill feeds, which experts suspect as one of the possible causes of the abnormal hog deaths in backyard farms recently.
Swill feeding, the practice of feeding pigs with leftover food, may have caused the abnormal swine deaths in Rizal.