gin palace

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gin palace

(dʒɪn)
n
(formerly) a gaudy drinking house
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The business was established and had old roots; is it not one thing to set up a new gin-palace and another to accept an investment in an old one?
John Henry Newman, who is running a disused gin-palace as a chapel in one of the worst areas, attempting to bring help to the poor factory workers and the light of truth to citizens blinded by suspicion and bigotry.
It was claimed Mr Young spent up to [euro]6,000 a night eating out, that they went to a Raymond Blanc restaurant twice a week, that Mr Young paid up to [euro]4.7million for "a flash gin-palace, Sunseeker-type boat".
It was claimed that Scot would spend up to PS5000 in a restaurant, that he paid at least PS2million for "a flash gin-palace" boat and that Michelle had jewellery which was said to cost PS1million.
WAGs - weaknesses for designer labels, gin-palace homes and what passes among the hoi polloi as high living - must have hearts as resilient as memory foam mattresses.