wet whistle

wet whistle
wet (your) whistle old-fashioned to have a drink, especially an alcoholic drink.

You must be thirsty after all that work - would you care to wet your whistle?


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  • wet your whistle — informal phrase to have a drink, especially of alcohol Thesaurus: to drink alcohol, or to be drunksynonym Main entry: whistle * * * wet your whistle see ↑whistle, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 — ► ADJECTIVE (wetter, wettest) 1) covered or saturated with liquid. 2) (of the weather) rainy. 3) involving the use of water or liquid. 4) (of paint, ink, etc.) not yet having dried or hardened. 5) Brit. informal lacking forcefulness or strength… …   English terms dictionary

  • wet your whistle — If you are thirsty and have an alcoholic drink, you wet your whistle. Whet your whistle is also used …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • Whistle — Whis tle, n. [AS. hwistle a pipe, flute, whistle. See {Whistle}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a similar… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Whistle duck — Whistle Whis tle, n. [AS. hwistle a pipe, flute, whistle. See {Whistle}, v. i.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sharp, shrill, more or less musical sound, made by forcing the breath through a small orifice of the lips, or through or instrument which gives a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wet your whistle — wet (your) whistle old fashioned to have a drink, especially an alcoholic drink. You must be thirsty after all that work would you care to wet your whistle? …   New idioms dictionary

  • Whistle (disambiguation) — Whistle may refer to:* a single note woodwind instrument * a tinwhistle or pennywhistle * whistling * whistled language * Whistle, an 80s hip hop band. * Whistle, a defunct brand of soda. * Whistle!, a manga by Daisuke Higuchi. * Whistle, a West… …   Wikipedia

  • whistle — [hwis′əl, wis′əl] vi. whistled, whistling [ME whistlen < OE hwistlian: for IE base see WHISPER] 1. a) to make a clear, shrill sound or note, or a series of these, by forcing breath between the teeth or through a narrow opening made by… …   English World dictionary

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