Pursuit of happiness at our house involved a highball for Dad and an Old Fashioned for Mom.
You will find them in the rancid Tingel-Tangel, blaspheming the kellner because they can't get a highball.
Joe finished his highball and came to his feet to get another one.
I don't know what a mashie is, but I do know what a highball bat is.
Kennedy finished off his highball and began to build another immediately.
Language is the same to Elsie as a syphon is to a highball—and that's a whole lot.
Next day, along about first-drink time, I felt a craving for a highball.
I never saw a highball, but Pa says its a live wire, so I shall keep in the middle of the good path.
Sensing his need, I brought him a highball, and one for myself.
Youre not drinking your highball, Mr. Denby, Alice observed.
type of alcoholic drink, 1898, probably from ball "drink of whiskey;" high because it is served in a tall glass.
To speed; rush: A train was thirty yards away, highballing down the track/ One New York distributor highballed 30 trucks through the Holland Tunnel (1925+ Railroad)
[fr the former use of a railroad trackside signal using a two-foot globe, raised or lowered, to instruct the engineer; the military sense fr the use of a railroad conductor's raised hand or fist as a signal to the engineer to start, the term transferred from the mechanical signal; the drinking sense is probably fr a ball, ''drink of whiskey'' in a high glass]