One for the road


Explanation: What is an idiom?

One last drink.

Context:

"Hey George."

"Yeah."

"Since when did you have a twin brother?"

"I haven't got a twin brother. "

"Well, who's that standing next to you looking just like you."

"I think you've had a bit too much to drink Bert."

"How long have we been here in the pub."

"I don't know. I can't focus on my watch."

"I think it's almost time for me to go home. How about I buy us one for the road and then I'll go back home to my wonderful wife."

"Okay."

"You know. I love my wife."

"Oh, here we go."

"She's the most wonderful woman I've ever met."

"It's always the same story."

"I love her so much."

"Come on now. Don't start to cry for God's sake..."

Notes:

This idiom is thought to have started with the practice of offering condemned criminals a final drink at pubs on the way to the Tyburn Tree, which was the place of public execution in London.

Category: o,travel




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