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wet the baby's head

Definition of wet the baby's head in English:

British informal Celebrate a baby’s birth with a drink, typically an alcoholic one.
Example sentences
  • No, not that, I did that with Muriel, John and Gus last night - you know, went for a drink to celebrate wetting the baby's head.
  • We definitely wet the baby's head afterwards, then the team came back to our house.
  • Many of you may want to help her wet the baby's head at the plush casual eatery next to Bar 38, off Coney Street, which is opening this weekend.
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