Idiom: 'Hair of the dog'

What does 'Hair of the dog' mean?

Meaning: If someone has a hair of the dog, they have an alcoholic drink as a way of getting rid of a hangover, the unpleasant effects of having drunk too much alcohol the night before. It is commonly used as a way of excusing having a drink early on in the day.

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Country: International English | Subject Area: Animals | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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