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
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End-of-season dinners can often resemble party political broadcasts, delving deep into the bottom drawer to salvage 60 seconds worth of footage for a highlights film and offering promises of jam tomorrow.
Given her party's recent performance, she may well have done most of it already and will, when she manages to find two minutes to kick her heels off, pull out a battle-plan from her bottom drawer marked "Open after landslide".
The second discovery was the impressivelyproduced guide to the 2014/15 season by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, which was nestling in the bottom drawer of my desk.
The second discovery was the impressively-produced guide to the 2014/15 season by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, which was nestling in the bottom drawer of my desk.
I've huge respect for runner-up Neil Findlay but the Scots Nats fear the Irn Bru street fighter whose cradle was the bottom drawer from a chest because his parents couldn't afford a Moses basket.
Store it in the bottom drawer of your refrigerator, which is usually the coldest part of your fridge, but never freeze it.
If we're not careful, Knaus warned, we can easily wind up "living life in the bottom drawer.
In the 80s, I reckon every boy knew a teacher who always kept one stashed in his bottom drawer.
A note at the end of this intriguing book calls it an 'environmental fable' and tells us that it was tucked away in Gary's bottom drawer until 'Ross's illustrator eye and magic fingers brought [it] to life.
It was only later in that week I had the courage to venture into my bottom drawer and pull out the synopsis of his autobiography, together with the first couple of chapters.
The bottom drawer boasts deluxe sizes of Tarte's most coveted products: Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Blush in new shades Glory (shimmering peach) and Starlet (shimmering rose), Park Avenue Princess Mineral Powder Bronzer and Provocateur Amazonian Clay Shimmering Powder in Rose.