Bottle

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Bottle

A British slang term for either 2 pounds or 200 pounds. The term derives from "bottle of glue," which rhymes with two. It is an example of Cockney rhyming slang.
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The strain finally gets too much for |Phil and he hits the bottle .
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A heartbroken Carl hits the bottle and blurts out the truth to his brothers, who are terrified he'll spill the beans about killing Tom.