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    #1

    two fingers of rotgut

    From Betty Blue by Philippe Djian:

    "I felt rubber-legged, sort of a street-angel-blitzed-on-two-fingers-of-rotgut thing."

    Is finger also a kind of measurement unit for alcohol?

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    Re: two fingers of rotgut

    Certainly. Never officially accepted, but used by millions of drinkers all over the world...

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    Re: two fingers of rotgut

    "Fingers" was usually an alcoholic measurement used in Mickey Spillane-style detective novels.

    Wrap your hand around the bottom of a glass. If the bartender fills it to where the top of your hand is, that's "four fingers" of booze.

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