thimble + -ful
thimbleful (plural thimblefuls or thimblesful)
- As much as a thimble will hold.
- (by extension) A small amount of liquid, especially alcoholic spirits.
- 1988, Edmund White, The Beautiful Room is Empty, New York: Vintage International, 1994, Chapter Four,
- “Just the tiniest thimbleful for me,” Annie said, overplaying it, I thought, since she lived on vodka.
as much as a thimble will hold
a small amount of liquid, especially alcoholic spirits