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bottle out

(intransitive, adverb) (Brit, slang) to lose one's nerve
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  • Tom lost no time in getting the bottle out of a locker in the main cabin.

  • Take some other name for your toast, or I 'll fling your bottle out of the window.

    That Boy Of Norcott's Charles James Lever
  • He took the bottle out of his waistcoat pocket and handed it to her.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • The settler had brought a bottle out—it was gin they kept for medicine.

  • He could throw the bottle out; no one could suspect anything when the air had evaporated, as it soon would, now.

    The Social Gangster Arthur B. Reeve
  • I lost all patience, and snatched the bottle out of her hand.

    Little Novels Wilkie Collins
  • "They are very good for benauwdheid; my mother always drinks them," she said, holding the bottle out.

    The Story of an African Farm (AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
  • She took a bottle out of her pocket, and offered it to Gilbert.

    The Story Of Kennett Bayard Taylor
  • Then he insisted on leaving a bottle out of which I am to take a dose every three hours on the journey home.

    The Upas Tree Florence L. Barclay
  • Then the fierce encounter ended And they riz up from the ground And someone brought a bottle out And kindly passed it round.

    Cowboy Songs Various

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