beer ( beers plural ) Beer is a bitter alcoholic drink made from grain. n-mass He sat in the kitchen drinking beer..., We have quite a good range of beers. A glass of beer can be referred to as a beer., n-count Would you like a beer?
beer belly ( beer bellies plural ) If a man has a beer belly, he has a fat stomach because of drinking too much beer. n-count
He was short and fat, with a large beer belly.
beer gut ( beer guts plural ) , beer-gut A beer gut is the same as a beer belly. n-count
ginger beer ( ginger beers plural ) Ginger beer is a fizzy drink that is made from syrup and ginger and is sometimes slightly alcoholic. n-mass
A glass of ginger beer can be referred to as a ginger beer., n-count
root beer ( root beers plural ) Root beer is a fizzy non-alcoholic drink flavoured with the roots of various plants and herbs. It is popular in the United States. n-uncount
A glass, can, or bottle of root beer can be referred to as a root beer., n-count
Kevin buys a root beer.
If you say that something is small beer, you mean that it is unimportant in comparison with something else.
Such roles are small beer compared with the fame she once enjoyed.
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