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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As the residents of Shieldinch gather to say their final goodbyes to George, it all gets too much for the former jailbird and she starts hitting the bottle - with disastrous results.
The key is educating youngsters about the health and social problems they store up for themselves by hitting the bottle at an early age.
While Karl mourns the loss of his baby by hitting the bottle, Izzy pretends nothing is wrong and goes out partying.
More girls aged 15 and 16 are binge drinking than ever before with more than half hitting the bottle each week compared to just a third 20 years ago.
And, after destroying his own liver, he has tossed away a second chance by hitting the bottle again after a successful transplant.
SHE'S hitting the bottle, hates kids and wants to find the man of her dreams.
Nigel Winterburn was also sent home from Singapore and fined pounds 2,000 after a hitting the bottle.