Dutch courage


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Dutch courage

n. Informal
Courage acquired from drinking liquor.

Dutch courage

n
1. (Brewing) false courage gained from drinking alcohol
2. (Brewing) alcoholic drink

Dutch′ cour′age


n.
courage inspired by drink.
[1805–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Dutch courage - courage resulting from intoxication
braveness, bravery, courage, courageousness - a quality of spirit that enables you to face danger or pain without showing fear
Translations

Dutch courage

n to give o.s. Dutch couragefarsi coraggio con un bicchierino
References in classic literature ?
A pickax and spade were lying in the bottom of the boat, with a dark lantern, and a stone bottle of good Dutch courage,[1] in which honest Sam no doubt put even more faith than Dr.
1] Dutch courage is courage that results from indulgence in Dutch gin or Hollands; here applied to the gin itself.
And the 29-year-old says he needed a little Dutch courage with a "sherry or two" when he met his date.
There was a bit of a rush last night with people signing up, as people had a bit of Dutch courage and were encouraged by their friends to join in.
I was a very shy 19 year-old and, after some dutch courage across at the Marsh House, I asked her to dance.
Payne, 30, was taken to hospital complaining of abdominal pain after she fell from Dutch Courage in a race at Mildura.
First into the fray is Danny from Essex who, after years of partying, feels it's time he found a woman to settle down with - unfortunately, his efforts to fortify himself with Dutch courage could backfire when he meets straight-talking hairdresser Lauren.
The bitter feud from their days in Holland continues and United will need to show more Dutch courage than in their previous seven meetings after failing to record a clean sheet in any.
At some point you'll blurt out what really happened - probably when you've had a couple of drinks and have some Dutch courage.
Look, at some point I think you'll just end up blurting out what really happened - probably when you've had a couple of drinks and have some Dutch courage - so perhaps you should just bite the bullet and tell her now.
ROOTS Star says a goodbye to Scotland SIGNING ON Singer starts tour in Atlanta two weeks agot IN DEMAND Performing at Royal Albert Hall in London DUTCH COURAGE Singer went for some late night grub from vending machine after a night out in Amsterdam CHEERS Emeli enjoys a meal at Wagamama.
We were never averse to a shot of Dutch Courage before we went on but getting your hands on a stiff one backstage at Strictly is harder than you can imagine.