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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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ATTACK: Perdy; HELP: Jo rescues a billy goat from Andy; DISTRESSED: Carl hits the bottle
and wakes up in France; SLAPPER: Kelly hits Scarlett
The strain finally gets too much for |Phil and he hits the bottle
In an explosive hour-long special, boozy Becky hits the bottle
after learning that her ex has proposed to his ex-wife.