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    Cool Head Peeler

    Someone is trying to sell some homemade moonshine (a sort of whiskey or liquor) to a shopkeeper who is dubious about the offer. And the seller, to convince the shopkeeper, says: "It's real strong. It’s head peeler."

    Can you say to me what does "head peeler" mean?

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    Re: Head Peeler

    Where did you encounter this phrase?

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    Re: Head Peeler

    In a movie which story is settled in a very rough rural environment. They make "shine" by means of a distiller, a still, and then they sell it for a living to a sort of grocery store from a close village.

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    Re: Head Peeler

    I believe he is saying it is strong enough to peel the skin off of your head.

    Which, apparently, is a good quality in a moonshine.

    This is not a common expression.

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    Re: Head Peeler

    Reminds me of the W.C. Fields wine-tasting line: 'It tastes like something in which one would sit to remove a tattoo.'

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