"nail in one’s coffin" Definition

  1. a dram, “a drop o’ summat’ short,” a jocular, but disrespectful phrase, used by the lower orders to each other at the moment of lifting a glass of spirits to their lips. “Well, good luck! here’s another NAIL IN MY COFFIN.” This is probably in ridicule of teetotal or temperance preachers, and the arguments adduced by them. Another phrase with old topers is “shedding a tear,” also “wiping an eye.”

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Position in the dictionary: 2307 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: namby-pamby, nammus, nanny-shop, nantee, nantee palaver, nap, nap nix, nap one’s bib, nap the regulars, nap the teaze
Previous words in the dictionary: nail, nag, nabs, nabob, nab the rust, nab, n. c., my uncle, my tulip, my lord

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