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Punish a Bottle (To)

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To drink a bottle of wine or spirits. When the contents have been punished, the empty bottles are “dead men.”

“After weʹd punished a couple of bottles of old Crow whisky … he caved in all of a sudden [he got completely powerless].”—The Barton Experiment, chap. xiv.

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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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Punctuality
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Punic Apple
Punic Faith
Punish a Bottle (To)
Punjab [five rivers]
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Purbeck (Dorsetshire)
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Puritani (I)
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Purler (A)
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