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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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And, after destroying his own liver, he has tossed away a second chance by hitting the bottle again after a successful transplant.
Nigel Winterburn was also sent home from Singapore and fined pounds 2,000 after a hitting the bottle.
Actresses Kate Beckinsale and Katie Holmes and supermodel Iman have all been hitting the bottle this week - the hair dye bottle that is.
Elsewhere, Macca becomes concerned about Amanda as she starts hitting the bottle and makes a pass at him.
The star has had a troubled time in the last few months after reportedly hitting the bottle again.
Glass act Jennifer Saunders is used to hitting the bottle in Ab-Fab, but it looks like it's gone to hubby Ade Edmondson's head
MORE men are hitting the bottle in an attempt to beat their greying hair.
Lonely old folk are hitting the bottle in a bid to beat the retirement blues.
I HEARD someone say after Hurricane Higgins died that his "terribly short, wasted life" was the greatest advert for never hitting the bottle.
The outfits and bumps look the same, but at least Mel B isn't hitting the bottle.