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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
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Stephen said: "Beatles fans from those early Liverpool days are rummaging through their bottom drawers looking for memorabilia of the Fab Four.
Place the heaviest items on lower shelves and in bottom drawers.
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.
Trousseaus, bottom drawers and 'complete beds'," "Keeping warm," "Who you are depends on when you eat and what you eat," and "Underwear and hygiene.
But all too often the snaps that inhabit our albums, or are stuffed into bottom drawers, don't really reflect our lives accurately.
And leftover labels not tucked away in patent office files or forgotten in bottom drawers now decorate employees' kitchens or packing house owners walls, in homage to Ventura County's history.
People are tossing them into jars or corners of bottom drawers and they are just sitting there.
The sashaying stunners showed the basque is back as they gave fashion critics an Eiffel of the designs sure to be copied and filling British stores - and bedroom bottom drawers - later this year.
It's possible to move partially filled cabinets without the crane if the cabinets don't have false bottoms and if the bottom drawers sit flat on the floor.
Place heavier items on lower shelves and in bottom drawers.
Having decided against Manning's gift, titled A Rummage Through My Bottom Drawers, they chose Keating's A Potent Blend.