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    Cool stiff drink

    Hi,

    Is the word stiff drink an alcoholic drink? Is the word stiff drink the opposite of soft drink?

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    Default Re: stiff drink

    - but it's a bit more than just alcoholic; it's stronger than usual. A gin and tonic made with lots of gin and not much tonic, for example.

    A usage note that's just occurred to me:

    This is OK:

    'Would you like a drink?'
    'Yes - something soft please.'


    But you couldn't say *Yes, something stiff please.

    There, you'd have to say 'something strong'.

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    Default Re: stiff drink

    Quote Originally Posted by BobK View Post

    'Would you like a drink?'
    'Yes - something soft please.'

    But you couldn't say *Yes, something stiff please.

    There, you'd have to say 'something strong'.
    You could say; 'Yes, make it a stiff one'

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