Definition of Horlicks in English:

Horlicks

Line breaks: Hor|licks
Pronunciation: /ˈhɔːlɪks
 
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noun

[mass noun] trademark
  • A drink made from malted milk powder.
    More example sentences
    • The survey was commissioned by the makers of malted drink Horlicks.
    • Nutritional drinks such as Horlicks also contain trans fats.
    • And look very closely at the labels on things like Horlicks and drinking chocolate.

Phrases

make a Horlicks of

British informal Make a mess of.
More example sentences
  • Yes the traction control light will occasionally flicker, but the electronic intrusion is measured and actually helps you from making a Horlicks of things.
  • One final observation - she made a Horlicks of her job as moderator.
  • Untracked by Brazil's midfield, Kranjcar times his run onto the ball perfectly, but then makes a Horlicks of his header at goal.

Origin

late 19th century: named after James and William Horlick, British-born brothers whose company first manufactured the drink in the US.

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