What is another word for wet one's whistle?

67 synonyms found


[ wˈɛt wˈɒnz wˈɪsə͡l], [ wˈɛt wˈɒnz wˈɪsə‍l], [ w_ˈɛ_t w_ˈɒ_n_z w_ˈɪ_s_əl]

How to use "Wet one's whistle" in context?

It's always interesting to see how people use words. Witness the followingdefinition of the phrase "wet one's whistle" - to blow one's nose so hard that the sound it makes can be heard. There's something quaint and old-fashioned about this usage, like a world of embarassment and schoolboy crushes that has been replaced with the more sophisticated world we live in now.

Still, this phrase is catchy, and there's logic to it. How many of us have gone out for a night on the town and blown our nose so hard that our friends could hear us from across the room?

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