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pot liquor

  

      n     (Chiefly U.S)   the broth in which meat, esp. pork or bacon, and vegetables have been cooked  
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liquor  
      n  
1    any alcoholic drink, esp. spirits, or such drinks collectively  
2    any liquid substance, esp. that in which food has been cooked  
3      (Pharmacol)   a solution of a pure substance in water  
4      (Brewing)   warm water added to malt to form wort  
5    in liquor   drunk; intoxicated  
      vb  
6      (Brewing)   to steep (malt) in warm water to form wort; mash  
     (C13: via Old French from Latin, from liquere to be liquid)  


liquor store  
      n     (U.S. and Canadian)      See       package store  
liquor up  
      vb   adv     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   to become or cause to become drunk  
malt liquor  
      n   any alcoholic drink brewed from malt  
pot liquor  
      n     (Chiefly U.S)   the broth in which meat, esp. pork or bacon, and vegetables have been cooked  

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liquor

  
1    alcohol, booze     (informal)   drink, Dutch courage     (informal)   grog, hard stuff     (informal)   hooch or hootch     (informal, chiefly U.S. & Canad.)   intoxicant, juice     (informal)   spirits, strong drink  
2    broth, extract, gravy, infusion, juice, liquid, stock  

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n.
in American English, 'dirt' is what British people call 'soil' ('put some dirt in a plant pot'). In British English, dirt has the connotation of being dirty ('you've got some dirt on your shoe')
n.
a humorous and old-fashioned word that means a chamber pot
Comes from the fact that the chamber pot 'gazunder' (= goes under) the bed
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