When a slug is encouraged to slime its way down a narrow cul-de-sac, how does it beat a retreat?
It wasn't like he was like the slug who came from nowhere exactly.
One night, he pumped a slug from a .357 magnum into the chest of his bass player (who lived to sue).
Now Lean over And slug Bruce for me, As I follow up With a hug for him Next time I see him.
He grimaces and takes a slug of coffee to get him through the horror of the thought.
He was no slug; without doubt, had a wonderfull waking spirit, and great judgment to guide it.
He compromised for a minute: "Give me a slug of Teacher's on the rocks, then."
It was in a little bay behind a promontory filled with the slug's sapling pines that I landed.
One barrel was loaded with a heavy charge of buckshot, and the other with a slug.
First, I learned to slug down the national drink without batting an eye.
"shell-less land snail," 1704, originally "lazy person" (early 15c.); related to sluggard.
"lead bit," 1620s, perhaps a special use of slug (n.1), perhaps on some supposed resemblance. Meaning "token or counterfeit coin" first recorded 1881; meaning "strong drink" first recorded 1756, perhaps from slang fire a slug "take a drink," though it also may be related to Irish slog "swallow." Journalism sense is from 1925, originally a short guideline for copy editors at the head of a story.
"deliver a hard blow with the fist," 1862, from slug (n.3). Related: Slugged; slugging. Slugging-match is from 1878.
(also slug down): The crowd cheered and jeered and slugged beers (1940s+)
[origin uncertain; perhaps fr the resemblance of a lump of metal to the snail-like creature the slug; the earliest attested US sensesare''goldnugget,lumpofcrudemetal'';thedrink and drinking senses appear to be derived fr phrases like fire a slug and cast a slug, ''take a drink of liquor,'' found as metaphors in late 18th-century British sources, and may be fr Irish slog, ''a drink, a swallow'']
[fr British dialect slog, probably ultimately fr Old English slagan, cognate with German schlagen]