hot coppers

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Noun[edit]

hot coppers (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) a hangover
    • 1901, William Henley, Sandwich Man:
      The drunkard’s mouth a-wash for something drinkable,
      The drunkard’s eye alert for casual toppers,
      The drunkard’s neck stooped to a lot scarce thinkable,
      A living, crawling blazoning of Hot-Coppers [...]