"freeman’s quay" Definition

  1. “drinking at FREEMAN’S QUAY,” _i.e._, at another’s cost. This quay was formerly a celebrated wharf near London Bridge, and the saying arose from the beer which was given gratis to porters and carmen who went there on business.

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Position in the dictionary: 1341 of 4022 slang words.
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