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down the hatch

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down the hatch

interjection

A toast, followed by the swallowing of a whole drink (1931+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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down the hatch

Drink up, as in “Down the hatch,” said Bill, as they raised their glasses. This phrase, often used as a toast, employs hatch in the sense of “a trap door found on ships.” [ ; c. 1930 ]
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