mother's ruin

mother's ruin
mother's ruin or mothers’ ruin noun (slang)
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Main Entry:mother

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mother’s ruin UK US noun [uncountable] british humorous
the alcoholic drink gin
Thesaurus: spirits and other miscellaneous alcoholic drinkshyponym general words for drinkssynonym

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ˌmother's ˈruin 7 [mother's ruin] noun uncountable (old-fashioned, BrE, informal)
the alcoholic drink ↑gin

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  • Mother’s Ruin — gehörte zu den frühen Vertreter des Punk in der Schweiz. Die Band wurde im Februar 1978 von Markus Engelberger (git/voc) und Reto Ressegatti (git) gegründet. Silvia Holenstein (voc), Freddy Stählin (bass) und Marcel Dubach (drums) gehörten zur… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • mother's ruin —    gin    In the 19th century, cheapness led to wide female addiction and consequent demoralization.    Now only humorous use:     ... struggling to get his arms round a Europack of litre sized Mother s Ruin. {Private Eye, April 1980)… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • mother's ruin — Cockney Rhyming Slang Gin Another mothers would sit well …   English dialects glossary

  • mother's ruin — noun Brit. informal gin …   English new terms dictionary

  • mother's ruin — noun (U) BrE old fashioned humorous gin (=a strong alcoholic drink) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • mother's ruin — UK / US noun [uncountable] British humorous the alcoholic drink gin …   English dictionary

  • mother's ruin — /mʌðə ˈruən/ (say mudhuh roohuhn) noun Colloquial (humorous) gin; aunty s downfall …   Australian English dictionary

  • mother's ruin —  Gin …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • one motherfucker of a mess mother's ruin — n gin. A late 19th century nickname which refers to the widespread effects of cheap gin on the working class (of both sexes); to the later supposed predi lection of women for the drink; and to its long lived reputation as an abortifa cient …   Contemporary slang

  • ruin — 1 verb (T) 1 to spoil or destroy something completely: The rain ruined our holiday. | My new white dress was totally ruined! see destroy 2 to make someone lose all their money: Jefferson was ruined by the law suit. ruined adjective (only before… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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