Dutch courage


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Dutch courage

1. false courage gained from drinking alcohol
2. alcoholic drink
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I must admit I did have a couple of sherries before meeting him to give me a bit of Dutch courage.
Earlier in the day she had ridden a double for her trainerbrother Patrick, who also saddled Dutch Courage.
IT took a bit of Dutch courage to join the sea of fans from the Netherlands when your only accomplice at the World Cup final is the referee, writes Stan Szecowka.
But he smoked a joint to get the Dutch courage to tell me.
Gin is responsible for countless references in the British language - most notably Dutch courage (British soldiers noting their Dutch comrades' lack of fear in battle after consuming the British forerunner of gin, Genevar ) and Mother's Ruin (a reference to 1700's binge drinking culture made famous by Hogarth's Gin Lane).
Not to seek Dutch courage you understand, but because the bar offers the best vantage point on the Queen Mary 2 to confront the North Atlantic at its fiercest.
When it comes time to make a game-winning kick, we'll find out whether Vanderjagt has anything more than Dutch courage.
All I can say is, he must have had some Dutch courage inside him
We had our dressing gowns on and a few bottles of alcohol on board to give us a bit of Dutch courage.
The result was Dutch Courage - a cycle ride of 500 miles in 48 hours from Cleckheaton to Amsterdam via France and Belgium before running the Amsterdam Marathon.
The hour before I did it was a nightmare and I had to have a couple of stiff drinks for Dutch courage.