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wet one's whistle

Definition of wet one's whistle in English:

informal Have a drink: they meet ostensibly to discuss politics, but also to wet their whistles with brandy and soda
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  • A heat wave has descended on Central Europe, so I decide to wet my whistle with a drink in the Westec Saloon, hoping, as I've been promised, that I'll hear some good live music.
  • Emergency service workers struggle to make due under budgetary constraints set by a premier more interested in wetting his whistle than his forests.
  • Because beer drinking is popular, to say the least, there are hundreds of bier halles and biergartens where you can wet your whistle.
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