wet one's whistle
phrasal to take a drink especially of liquor

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wet one's whistle — {v. phr.}, {slang} To have a drink, especially of liquor. * /Uncle Willie told John to wait outside for a minute while he went in to the cafe to wet his whistle./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wet one's whistle — {v. phr.}, {slang} To have a drink, especially of liquor. * /Uncle Willie told John to wait outside for a minute while he went in to the cafe to wet his whistle./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wet one's whistle — ► wet one s whistle informal have a drink. Main Entry: ↑wet …   English terms dictionary

  • wet one's whistle — phrasal : to take a drink tis a hot day and I think our friends will need to wet their whistles before long Boys Life * * * wet one s whistle (informal) see under ↑whistle • • • Main Entry: ↑wet wet one s whistle (informal) To take an alcoholic… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet one's whistle — idi wet one s whistle, to take a drink …   From formal English to slang

  • wet one's whistle — verb To have a drink; to quench ones thirst. Ill take another glass of the sherry wine, just to wet my whistle, as the vulgar saying is, before I begin …   Wiktionary

  • wet\ one's\ whistle — v. phr. slang To have a drink, especially of liquor. Uncle Willie told John to wait outside for a minute while he went in to the cafe to wet his whistle …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wet one's whistle — have a drink, especially alcohol They decided to stop at a bar on the way home from work to wet their whistle …   Idioms and examples

  • wet one's whistle — have a drink (especially an alcoholic drink) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wet one's whistle — informal have a drink. → the westward …   English new terms dictionary

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