nineteenth hole

noun Informal.
the clubhouse or any other place where golfers gather after play to relax, talk, or have a drink.

Origin:
1900–05

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nineteenth hole
 
n
slang golf the bar in a golf clubhouse
 
[C20: from its being the next objective after a standard 18-hole round]

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Main Entry:  nineteenth hole
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a bar in a golf clubhouse, set to be used after completing a round of golf
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nineteenth hole definition


  1. n.
    a place to buy an alcoholic beverage after a golf game. (Likely to be filled with golfers who have played eighteen holes of golf.) : I hit a hole-in-one on the first hole and went straight to the nineteenth hole to celebrate.
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So now the golf clubs are full of gloom and there is no nineteenth hole to give comfort.
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