hard liquor


hard liquor
alcoholic beverage with an alcohol content of more than 22.5 percent (such as gin, whiskey, rum, etc.)

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • hard liquor — China produces all sorts of alcoholic drinks, but primarily hard liquor, commonly called baijiu (white liquor) or shaojiu (burnt alcohol). Hard liquor is fermented from assorted grains such as rice, sorghum and wheat. The most famous brand names… …   Encyclopedia of Contemporary Chinese Culture

  • hard liquor — n. potent liquor such as whiskey, gin, rum, etc. □ Hard liquor makes me sick. □ Stay off of hard liquor until your stomach feels better …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • hard liquor — strong liquor (rum etc.) with 40 % alcohol    The bar was serving beer, wine and several kinds of hard liquor …   English idioms

  • hard liquor — noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented • Syn: ↑liquor, ↑spirits, ↑booze, ↑hard drink, ↑John Barleycorn, ↑strong drink • Derivationally related forms: ↑boozy ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard liquor — especially AmE noun (U) strong alcohol such as whisky …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard — [härd] adj. [ME < OE heard, akin to Ger hart < IE base * kar , hard > Gr karyon, nut, kratos, strength] 1. not easily dented, pierced, cut, or crushed; resistant to pressure; firm and unyielding to the touch; rigid; solid and compact 2.… …   English World dictionary

  • hard — (adj.) O.E. heard solid, firm, not soft, also severe, rigorous, cruel, from P.Gmc. *hardu (Cf. O.S., Du. hard, O.N. harðr hard, O.H.G. harto extremely, very, Ger. hart, Goth. hardus hard ), from PIE *kortu , (Cf. Gk. kratos …   Etymology dictionary

  • Liquor store — The interior of a liquor store in Breckenridge, Colorado. Contents …   Wikipedia

  • hard stuff — Slang. 1. strongly addictive drugs. 2. liquor with a high alcoholic content; hard liquor. [1950 55] * * * hard stuff noun (informal) 1. Strong alcohol, spirits 2. Important information • • • Main Entry: ↑hard * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • liquor — noun (esp. AmE) ADJECTIVE ▪ alcoholic (BrE), hard, intoxicating (BrE), strong ▪ I don t drink hard liquor any more. ▪ It is an offence to sell intoxicating liquor to anyone under the age of 18 …   Collocations dictionary


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