down the hatch

Drink up, as in “Down the hatch,” said Bill, as they raised their glasses. This phrase, often used as a toast, employs hatch in the sense of “a trap door found on ships.” [Slang; c. 1930]


Nearby words

  1. down payment,
  2. down quark,
  3. down someone's throat,
  4. down syndrome,
  5. down the drain,
  6. down the line,
  7. down the pike,
  8. down the road,
  9. down the tubes,
  10. down to

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