hair of the dog (that bit me)


Explanation: What is an idiom?

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."

"Hangover mate."

"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."

"Uh oh."

"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."

"Jackie!"

"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!"

"Bbbblllluuuurrgggghhhh!!!"

"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.

Category: h,body,animals



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