chest of drawers

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Chest of drawers.

chest of drawers (plural chests of drawers)

  1. A piece of furniture which has multiple parallel, horizontal drawers stacked one above each other, used mainly for the storage of clean clothes.

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  • The origin of this idiomatic phrase is sufficiently obscure that chesterdrawers can be found in books, usually in fictional dialog.

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