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.
In Lindsey's mind, Gary can't argue with the barrel of a gun and while she has a weapon tucked in her bottom drawer, she believes she is in control.
The jury was then told a letter from Louise to her son was found in the bottom drawer in his bedroom.
They want to wear their shirts on Sunday rather than hide them in the bottom drawer.
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.
Before youth culture had been invented, society expected youngsters to step straight into adulthood when they left school at 15, with girls in curlers and the start of a bottom drawer, and boys in suits and tank tops smoking Woodbines, looking for a wife and a job for life.
KEEP everything in order and hang up your clothes with this Ashby Cotton double wardrobe with bottom drawer.
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.
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".