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Going out for a drink
- Let’s go for a drink! / Let’s go down the pub! / Let’s go out for a few bevvies. / a few jars. -Let’s go to my local public house – the pub – for some drinks.
- We’re going to paint the town red. / We’re going to go on a bar crawl. – We’re going to several pubs or bars.
- I’ll get the booze!- I’ll buy the beer!
- A glass of bubbly – A glass of champagne or sparkling wine.
- That wine is corked! It tastes like vinegar. -the wine is bad.
- A chaser – A measure of a spirit such as whisky or rum which you drink with beer.
- A double – 2 measures of spirits. A single measure is usually 1/5 of a gill – 25 ml.
- A drop of the hard stuff – Some spirits rather than beer or wine.
- A soft drink – A non-alcoholic drink.
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At the bar
- It’s my round. What will it be? – I’m buying the drinks – what would you like?
- Mine’s a pint! – A traditional measure of beer, equal to 0.57 litre.
- A spritzer – wine mixed with soda water.
- A Red Bull and vodka / A gin and tonic / Rum and cola – Some spirits and their mixers.
- Happy hour – A time at the beginning of the evening when some bars sell drinks for half price.
- I’m over the limit, so let’s get a cab. – I’m over the legal limit for being allowed to drive so we should get a taxi.
- I’ve been partying all weekend! – I’ve been out socialising the whole weekend!
- I’ve got a really bad hangover – I’m feeling bad this morning [after drinking too much the night before].
- I went on a real bender last night. My head’s killing me!
- He got really smashed last night! He was well under the influence! These are ways of describing that you had a great time, drank too much and maybe don’t feel your best right now.
- I’m going to stay in and veg – I’m going to stay at home and do nothing [vegetate]
- Jack’s such a couch potato – Jack loves to spend his life sitting on the sofa
- I’m going to go back to mine and chill – I’m going home to seriously relax.
- Let’s get a takeaway – food you order from a restaurant to eat at home, usually a curry or Chinese food
Source: Learning English | BB World Service