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bottom drawer

[drawr] /drɔr/
noun, British
any drawer used for a hope chest.
Origin of bottom drawer
1885-90 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bottom drawer
  • Don't let this valuable resource sit in the bottom drawer of your desk.
  • All of this information is personally authenticated in the bottom drawer.
  • Don't put it in the bottom drawer of a desk and forget it.
  • She also kept several bundles of money in the bottom drawer of a dresser in her upstairs bedroom.
  • Food spills of varied colors were on the door shelves, the surface of the bottom drawer, and inside the bottom drawer.
  • When the surprise drawer is for children, it should be in a safe and accessible location, such as a bottom drawer.
  • The drawers shall be examined and closed from top drawer down to the bottom drawer.
British Dictionary definitions for bottom drawer

bottom drawer

(Brit) a young woman's collection of clothes, linen, cutlery, etc, in anticipation of marriage US and Canadian equivalent hope chest
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