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Drop

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To take a drop. A eupnemism for taking what the drinker chooses to call by that term. It may be anything from a sip to a Dutchman’s draught.

A drop of the cratur. In Ireland means a drink of whisky, or “creature-comfort.”

To take a drop too much. To be intoxicated. If it is the “last feather which breaks the camel’s back,” it is the drop too much which produces intoxication.

To take one’s drops. To drink spirits in private.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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