wet your whistle

wet your whistle
Wet your whistle
If you are thirsty and have an alcoholic drink, you wet your whistle. "Whet your whistle" is also used.

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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 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

  • wet your whistle —    If you are thirsty and have an alcoholic drink, you wet your whistle. Whet your whistle is also used.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • wet your whistle — have a drink, quench your thirst    If you re thirsty, have some apple cider to wet your whistle …   English idioms

  • wet your whistle — informal to have a drink, especially of alcohol …   English dictionary

  • 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? …   New idioms dictionary

  • whistle — 1 verb 1 HIGH SOUND (I, T) to make a high or musical sound by blowing air out through your lips: Adam whistled happily as he walked along. | whistle a song/tune: I heard this song on the radio and I ve been whistling it all day. | whistle to sb ( …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • whistle — [[t](h)wɪ̱s(ə)l[/t]] whistles, whistling, whistled 1) VERB When you whistle or when you whistle a tune, you make a series of musical notes by forcing your breath out between your lips, or your teeth. He whistled and sang snatches of songs... He… …   English dictionary

  • whistle */ — I UK [ˈwɪs(ə)l] / US / US [ˈhwɪs(ə)l] noun [countable] Word forms whistle : singular whistle plural whistles 1) a small metal or plastic object that you put in your mouth and blow to make a high sound blow a whistle: The referee blew the whistle… …   English dictionary

  • whistle — whis|tle1 [ wısl, hwısl ] noun count * 1. ) a small metal or plastic object that you put in your mouth and blow to make a high sound: blow a whistle: The referee blew the whistle for half time. a ) a piece of equipment that produces a high sound …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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