bottom drawer

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bottom drawer

n
Brit a young woman's collection of clothes, linen, cutlery, etc, in anticipation of marriage. US and Canadian equivalent: hope chest

bottom drawer

hope chest
Translations

bottom drawer

n (fig) → dote f
References in classic literature ?
She resented the doubt with quick jealousy, and, opening the bottom drawer of the chest, drew forth a battered portfolio.
Little Marleen went upstairs and took her best silk handkerchief out of her bottom drawer, and in it she wrapped all the bones from under the table and carried them outside, and all the time she did nothing but weep.
Stephen said: "Beatles fans from those early Liverpool days are rummaging through their bottom drawers looking for memorabilia of the Fab Four.
This delightful book, which includes more that 150 illustrations, provides an insightful introduction into the festival and catalogues promotional material and distinctive souvenirs that may lurk in bottom drawers.
With prices for general collectibles including dolls, Dinky toys, stamps, and comics rocketing in value by over 75 per cent in the last decade, specialist insurer Hiscox is urging everyone to keep an eye open for hidden gems buried away in lofts, garages and even bottom drawers across Britain.