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liquid courage

noun
artificial courage granted to a person in a state of intoxication by the alcohol they consumed.
 
“I told her she was hot but it was just the liquid courage speaking.”
Etymology : originally called “Dutch courage” by English soldiers who drank Dutch gin while fighting in the Thirty Years War for the Dutch Republic in the early to mid 16th century.
Source : Cleveland, OH resident, January 1st, 2008.
Last modified: 10 December 2010


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