wet one's whistle

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wet one's whistle

  1. (idiomatic) To have a drink; to quench one's thirst.
    • 1876, Wilkie Collins, The Two Destinies, ch. 9:
      I'll take another glass of the sherry wine, just to wet my whistle, as the vulgar saying is, before I begin.

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