Bottle and glass

the arse

Dictionary of Australian slang . 2013.

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  • bottle and glass — I Australian Slang the arse II Cockney Rhyming Slang 1. Arse I gave him a good kick up the bottle. 2. Class …   English dialects glossary

  • bottle and glass — n British arse. The rhyming slang phrase, still heard in 2004, probably dates back to the 1960s, if not earlier. It is also the ori gin of the better known bottle, meaning courage …   Contemporary slang

  • bottle — I. n British courage, bravery, nerve , especially in the phrases to have a lot of bottle , to lose one s bottle and his/her bottle s gone . It derives from bottle and glass , rhyming slang for arse. Most users of bottle are ignorant of its… …   Contemporary slang

  • bottle — the full bottle Knowledgeable, an expert Does Robbo know anything about paving? Yeah mate, he s the full bottle. The probable source of the phrase is the nineteenth century British term no bottle no good (an abbreviation of rhyming slang no… …   Australian idioms

  • bottle — [14] Etymologically, a bottle is a small butt, or barrel. The word comes ultimately from medieval Latin butticula, a diminutive form of late Latin buttis ‘cask’ (whence English butt ‘barrel’). It reached English via Old French botele. The 20th… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • bottle — • courage, balls. eg he lost his bottle , he bottled out , he s got a lot of bottle . The most common explanation of this term is that it comes from the Rhyming Slang bottle and glass arse . ie. To loose ones bottle, to loose ones arse… …   Londonisms dictionary

  • bottle — [14] Etymologically, a bottle is a small butt, or barrel. The word comes ultimately from medieval Latin butticula, a diminutive form of late Latin buttis ‘cask’ (whence English butt ‘barrel’). It reached English via Old French botele. The 20th… …   Word origins

  • Glass art — and Glass sculpture is the use of glass as an artistic medium to produce sculptures or two dimensional artworks. Specific approaches include stained glass, working glass in a torch flame (lampworking), glass beadmaking, glass casting, glass… …   Wikipedia

  • Glass disease — Bottle with glass disease Glass disease, also known as sick glass, is a degradation process encountered in art conservation. Glass disease is caused by an inherent fault in the chemical composition of the original glass formula. Usually,… …   Wikipedia

  • Bottle — This article is about bottles in general. For baby bottles, see Baby bottle. Composite body, painted, and glazed bottle. Dated 16th century. From Iran. New York Metropolitan Museum of Art …   Wikipedia

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