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wet the baby's head

To celebrate a child's birth by having an alcoholic beverage. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. A toast to my new nephew! Let's wet the baby's head.
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wet the baby's head

INFORMAL
If you wet the baby's head, you have an alcoholic drink to celebrate the birth of a baby. I had a few drinks on Sunday to wet the baby's head.
See also: head, wet

wet the baby's head

celebrate a baby's birth with a drink, usually an alcoholic one. British informal
See also: head, wet

wet the baby’s ˈhead

(informal) have a drink to celebrate the birth of a baby
See also: head, wet
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There' seven a wetting the baby's head session to look forward to when the Reds return.
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When Neil Edwards first approached him in the pub and explained he was wetting the baby's head, he shook his hands and congratulated him.
Even allowing for ludicrous wetting the baby's head binges, the pure joy of the occasion forces us to remember the tiniest details in 3D wide screen Technicolor.
Hilton said after little Victoria made her entry to the world: "I am looking forward to a double celebration on Saturday night - wetting the baby's head and a victory for Scotland.
Kerry, 19, was out wetting the baby's head at a "Splash" party around the club's swimming pool.
I will obviously be looking to score a goal for Will at Coventry," declared the proud dad who sees a goal as football's equivalent to wetting the baby's head.