hair of the dog (that bit me)
That you can cure your hangover by drinking some more of what made you drunk the night before.Context:
"Hello George. Cor, you don't look too healthy."
"Looks like it. What did you have?"
"What didn't I? Red wine, white wine, champagne, lager-"
"Sounds just the ticket."
"Yeah, and then the spirits came out."
"Yeah, Scotch, vodka, gin, rum. You name it, I drank it."
"Which one makes you feel worst when you think about it?"
"Tequila. Oh God. Never let me near Tequila again."
"Never? Just once more."
"No Bert, I couldn't."
"Give this man a double Tequila, but without all the rubbish that goes with it."
"Please Bert, don't make me."
"You know it makes sense. A hair of the dog will put you right before you can say 'vomit'...Here you go, bottoms up!"
"Well, it never worked for me either..."
Notes: In Scotland there was a belief that applying a few hairs of the dog that has bitten you will cure a wound.
In Scotland there was a belief that applying a few hairs of the dog that has bitten you will cure a wound.