hair of the dog

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hair of the dog

An alcoholic drink taken in the hope of countering the effects of a recent overindulgence in alcohol.
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Noun1.hair of the dog - an alcoholic drink supposed to cure a hangover
drink - a single serving of a beverage; "I asked for a hot drink"; "likes a drink before dinner"
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com/us/words/what-is-the-origin-of-the-phrase-hair-of-the-dog) sources  also claim the phrase comes from an old method of treating rabies - taking the hair of the dog that bit you and either placing it directly on the wound or drinking it in a brew.
The hair of the dog that bit you will make you feel better FALSE: "Having a quick drink the morning after will only ease the alcohol withdrawal and delay the hangover,explains Professor Paul Wallace, chief medical adviser for Drinkaware (drinkaware.
If you were bitten by a rabid dog back then, doctors would dress the wound with the burnt hair of the dog that bit you as a cure.