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wet the baby's head

  • 1 wet the baby's head

    expr infml esp BrE

    After we heard the news the lot of us went to the nearest pub to wet the baby's head — Как только мы узнали, мы все пошли в ближайшую пивную, чтобы выпить за здоровье новорожденного

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  • 2 wet the baby's head

    Look at that now! Mrs. Brierly had a baby too. A girl, and Alf got as drunk as a fiddler's bitch wetting the baby's head. (K. S. Prichard, ‘The Roaring Nineties’, ch. XL) — Подумать только! У миссис Брайерли родился ребенок. Дочка. И Альф напился на радостях в стельку.

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  • 3 wet the baby's head

       пpaзднoвaть poждeниe peбeнкa
        Look at that now! Mrs. Brierly had a baby too. A girl, and Alf got as drunk as a fiddler's bitch wetting the baby's head (K. S. Prichard)

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  • 4 wet the baby's head

    Общая лексика: обмыть ножки (Происхождение идиомы - от традиционной процедуры выбора имени и крещения младенца. Современное значение - более или менее обильная пьянка в честь новорожденного, которая чаще происходит без присутствия матери и ребен)

    Универсальный англо-русский словарь > wet the baby's head

См. также в других словарях:

  • wet the baby's head — (informal) To celebrate the baby s birth with (alcoholic) drinks • • • Main Entry: ↑wet …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet the baby's head — ► wet the baby s head Brit. informal celebrate a baby s birth with a drink. Main Entry: ↑wet …   English terms dictionary

  • wet the baby's head —    This expression means to have drink to celebrate the birth of a baby.     When his first child was born, Tom invited his colleagues to a local bar to wet the baby s head …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • wet the baby's head — Vrb phrs. To celebrate the birth of a baby with a drink of alcohol or more usually an excuse for a drinking spree. E.g. Congratulations Bill! How about we go out tonight to wet the baby s head? …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • wet the baby's head Brit. — wet the baby s head Brit. informal celebrate a baby s birth with a drink. → the westward …   English new terms dictionary

  • wash the baby's head —    to drink intoxicants in celebration of a birth    A less common variant of wet the baby s head, given under wet2:     To wesh ther heeads e bumper toasts. (Treddlehoyle, 1846) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • wet — ► ADJECTIVE (wetter, wettest) 1) covered or saturated with liquid. 2) (of the weather) rainy. 3) involving the use of water or liquid. 4) (of paint, ink, etc.) not yet having dried or hardened. 5) Brit. informal lacking forcefulness or strength… …   English terms dictionary

  • wet — adjective (wetter, wettest) 1》 covered or saturated with liquid.     ↘(of the weather) rainy.     ↘involving the use of water or liquid. 2》 (of paint, ink, etc.) not yet having dried or hardened. 3》 Brit. informal lacking forcefulness or strength …   English new terms dictionary

  • wet — adj., v., & n. adj. (wetter, wettest) 1 soaked, covered, or dampened with water or other liquid (a wet sponge; a wet surface; got my feet wet). 2 (of the weather etc.) rainy (a wet day). 3 (of paint, ink, etc.) not yet dried. 4 used with water… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet —    1. (the bed)    to urinate in an inappropriate place    And in various other phrases, such as wet yourself, to urinate in your clothing; wet your pants, to urinate in your trousers, etc.:     Boys and girls who steal, vandalize, or wet the bed …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • wet —  1. (Of person) Feeble. Silly. Dull. Also talk wet Talk foolishly.  2. (Of thing, esp. book, film, etc.) Sentimental.  3. the wet The rain.    ♣ I ve been out in the wet.  4. wet the baby s head Celebrate a birth …   A concise dictionary of English slang


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