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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While Karl mourns the loss of his baby by hitting the bottle, Izzy pretends nothing is wrong and goes out partying.
And, after destroying his own liver, he has tossed away a second chance by hitting the bottle again after a successful transplant.
The ex-Rangers ace had to be led on to the BA flight at Heathrow after hitting the bottle in the airport bar.
SHE'S hitting the bottle, hates kids and wants to find the man of her dreams.
FOOTBALL legend George Best is hitting the bottle again, his despairing wife Alex said last night.
Nigel Winterburn was also sent home from Singapore and fined pounds 2,000 after a hitting the bottle.
The newsreader has been released from jail but is hitting the bottle after learning that Kiki has gone missing.