12-ounce curls

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From the size of common beer containers (bottles and cans) in the United States: 12 ounces + curls, a weightlifting exercise. The notion is of lifting a can of beer to one's lips repeatedly.


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12-ounce curls pl (plural only)

  1. (idiomatic) The activity of drinking beer.
    • 2006 June, Scott Quill, “Muscle Bulletin: Pass the Bar”, in Men's Health[1], ISSN 1054-4836:
      Don't burn out your biceps with 12-ounce curls.