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.
A battered toy that my baby boy, play's with no more, I keep all of these precious memories, with love in the bottom drawer.
Dig your documents out of the bottom drawer and take legal advice on what they say and whether it's time for a change.
Making all employers simply write policies that will tick a box and go in the bottom drawer will not achieve that.
"Mr Wright went into the defendant's room and cleared the rubbish up only to notice the bottom drawer of three drawers was ajar.
It even comes with a bottom drawer crisper for more storage space.
To her I leave hand-me-downs waiting in a bottom drawer.
inside my bottom drawer. I will locate it in the dark with tall hands.
Soon her bottom drawer is filled with what she calls "evidence," her small town has turned against her, and she must decide how far she will go for the truth.