the bottle

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bottle

1. informal Alcoholic beverages. I have to drive home, so I'm staying off the bottle tonight.
2. informal Excessive or habitual consumption of alcoholic beverages. I'm afraid that Tom is on the bottle again.
3. slang The buttocks. The term comes from rhyming slang in which "bottle" is short for "bottle and glass," which rhymes with "ass" or "arse." Primarily heard in UK. It's icy out there, so take it slow, or you'll end up on your bottle.

the bottle

euphemism Alcohol in general, especially in the context of abuse or addiction. I think Jerry might be back on the bottle. His work has gotten really sloppy and he's been very agitated lately. I need to start laying off the bottle and focusing on my studies.
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the bottle

verb
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References in classic literature ?
Dolokhov, the bottle of rum still in his hand, jumped onto the window sill.
He drained the bottle, tossed it to Kwaque, and made signs for him to open the remaining one.
"Let me see," said Margolotte; "of those qualities she must have 'Obedience' first of all," and she took down the bottle bearing that label and poured from it upon a dish several grains of the contents.
In that repository I found the bottle which I now produce."
Pickwick gently let down the window and disengaged the bottle from the stick; upon which the latter was drawn up, and Mr.
As his courage appeared to be fast failing him, and he trifled with the stopper in a manner which threatened the dismissal of the bottle to its old place, Newman took up one of the little glasses, and clinked it, twice or thrice, against the bottle, as a gentle reminder that he had not been helped yet.
He must have drunk a gill before he took the bottle from his mouth.
Wait a bit till I put the bottle right.' Here the cork is evidently taken out again, and replaced again.
His eyes fell again on the bottle, and a tremble passed over him, causing him to shiver in every limb.
It did so indeed, and much sooner than she had expected: before she had drunk half the bottle, she found her head pressing against the ceiling, and had to stoop to save her neck from being broken.
It was the only chance of seeing her lover before they were separated, and she did not hesitate to break the bottle and pour their contents into the basin, when the Rainbow appeared at once.
The lady of the caravan then bade him come up the steps likewise, but the drum proving an inconvenient table for two, they descended again, and sat upon the grass, where she handed down to them the tea-tray, the bread and butter, the knuckle of ham, and in short everything of which she had partaken herself, except the bottle which she had already embraced an opportunity of slipping into her pocket.
I found the bottle of brandy in the place indicated, but no liqueur-glass in the backgammon-board.
The bottle struck the floor and broke, and I desisted and rose.
I remember he wore a brown Cardigan jacket, and I know precisely the spot, in the midst of the array of bottles, from which he took the bottle of red-coloured syrup.
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