Monday 22 October 2007

Phrase of the Day 156: 'down the hatch'

"Down the hatch!"

definition: Drink or eat.

example: "Enough talk, let's put some food down the hatch."

origin: Here's a drinking expression that seems to have its origins in sea freight, where cargoes are lowered into the hatch for transport below deck. The freight appears to be consumed by the ship.

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