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prop up the bar

Definition of prop up the bar in English:

informal Spend a considerable time drinking in a pub: Keith was propping up the bar and waving a £10 note at the landlady
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  • Local people had been propping up the bar and getting drunk in there for half a millennia.
  • We would hanker after a glass of beer and imagine propping up the bar at the Pen-y-Gwryd.
  • One couldn't help feeling that the hacks propping up the bar in the Kenmore Hotel come Monday lunchtime were more interested in the seamier side of the cricketer's private life than they were in Scottish angling.
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