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bottle out

(intransitive, adverb) (Brit, slang) to lose one's nerve
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  • The mother had pulled a bottle out of her bag and was quite cool and helpful.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • Take some other name for your toast, or I 'll fling your bottle out of the window.

    That Boy Of Norcott's Charles James Lever
  • Be sure you hold the diamond in front of him when you stick the bottle out.

    The Best Made Plans Everett B. Cole
  • He got a bottle out, handling it like a baby, and holding it level to the light, to look.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • He took the bottle out of his waistcoat pocket and handed it to her.

    T. Tembarom Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • I asked to see the bottle out of which he had taken the ale.

  • The settler had brought a bottle out—it was gin they kept for medicine.

  • I lost all patience, and snatched the bottle out of her hand.

    Little Novels Wilkie Collins
  • I had nothing but the bottle out of which the Irish scout had drunk.

    A Hilltop on the Marne Mildred Aldrich
  • She took a bottle out of her pocket, and offered it to Gilbert.

    The Story Of Kennett Bayard Taylor

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