wet the baby's head


wet the baby's head
wet the baby's head Brit. informal celebrate a baby's birth with a drink.
Main Entry: wet

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  • wet the baby's head — (informal) To celebrate the baby s birth with (alcoholic) drinks • • • Main Entry: ↑wet …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet the baby's head —    This expression means to have drink to celebrate the birth of a baby.     When his first child was born, Tom invited his colleagues to a local bar to wet the baby s head …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • wet the baby's head — Vrb phrs. To celebrate the birth of a baby with a drink of alcohol or more usually an excuse for a drinking spree. E.g. Congratulations Bill! How about we go out tonight to wet the baby s head? …   English slang and colloquialisms

  • wet the baby's head Brit. — wet the baby s head Brit. informal celebrate a baby s birth with a drink. → the westward …   English new terms dictionary

  • wash the baby's head —    to drink intoxicants in celebration of a birth    A less common variant of wet the baby s head, given under wet2:     To wesh ther heeads e bumper toasts. (Treddlehoyle, 1846) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • wet — ► ADJECTIVE (wetter, wettest) 1) covered or saturated with liquid. 2) (of the weather) rainy. 3) involving the use of water or liquid. 4) (of paint, ink, etc.) not yet having dried or hardened. 5) Brit. informal lacking forcefulness or strength… …   English terms dictionary

  • wet — adjective (wetter, wettest) 1》 covered or saturated with liquid.     ↘(of the weather) rainy.     ↘involving the use of water or liquid. 2》 (of paint, ink, etc.) not yet having dried or hardened. 3》 Brit. informal lacking forcefulness or strength …   English new terms dictionary

  • wet — adj., v., & n. adj. (wetter, wettest) 1 soaked, covered, or dampened with water or other liquid (a wet sponge; a wet surface; got my feet wet). 2 (of the weather etc.) rainy (a wet day). 3 (of paint, ink, etc.) not yet dried. 4 used with water… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wet —    1. (the bed)    to urinate in an inappropriate place    And in various other phrases, such as wet yourself, to urinate in your clothing; wet your pants, to urinate in your trousers, etc.:     Boys and girls who steal, vandalize, or wet the bed …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • wet —  1. (Of person) Feeble. Silly. Dull. Also talk wet Talk foolishly.  2. (Of thing, esp. book, film, etc.) Sentimental.  3. the wet The rain.    ♣ I ve been out in the wet.  4. wet the baby s head Celebrate a birth …   A concise dictionary of English slang


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