the hair of the dog

np A shot of an alcoholic drink to relieve a hangover. Wow, my head hurts! Give me a little hair of the dog that bit me and see if that helps. 1920s

Historical dictionary of American slang . 2014.

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  • (the) hair of the dog — the hair of the dog (that bit you) an alcoholic drink taken to make you feel better after drinking too much alcohol the night before. Paul offered me the hair of the dog, but I couldn t stand the thought of drinking any more. Etymology: based on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • Hair of the dog — is a colloquial English expression predominantly used to refer to ingestion of alcohol as treatment for a hangover. It is occasionally used with respect to dealing with the after effects of use of other recreational drugs. It is a shortened form… …   Wikipedia

  • Hair of the dog (disambiguation) — Hair of the dog is a colloquial English expression about a hangover cure.Hair of the dog may also refer to:A song: * Hair of the Dog (song), by Nazareth **A cover version by Guns N Roses from the album The Spaghetti Incident? **A cover version by …   Wikipedia

  • Hair of the Dog — Studioalbum von Nazareth Veröffentlichung 1975 (UK) Label B C Mooncrest Format …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Hair of the Dog — Студийный альбом Nazareth …   Википедия

  • Hair of the Dog — (album) Hair of the Dog Album par Nazareth Sortie Avril 1975 Enregistrement 1974 1975 Durée 40min 20s Genre(s) Hard rock, Heavy …   Wikipédia en Français

  • hair of the dog that bit you — see ↑hair • • • Main Entry: ↑bite hair of the dog (that bit you) see ↑hair • • • Main Entry: ↑dog hair of the dog (that bit you) informal : an alcoholic drink that is taken by someone to feel better after having drunk too much at an earlier time …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hair of the Dog (album) — Hair of the Dog Album par Nazareth Sortie Avril 1975 Enregistrement 1974 1975 Durée 40min 20s Genre Hard rock, Heavy m …   Wikipédia en Français

  • (the) hair of the dog that bit you — the hair of the dog (that bit you) an alcoholic drink taken to make you feel better after drinking too much alcohol the night before. Paul offered me the hair of the dog, but I couldn t stand the thought of drinking any more. Etymology: based on… …   New idioms dictionary

  • hair of the dog — ► hair of the dog informal an alcoholic drink taken to cure a hangover. [ORIGIN: from hair of the dog that bit you, formerly recommended as a remedy for the bite of a mad dog.] Main Entry: ↑hair …   English terms dictionary

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