sequel of seven slang , or , a skittering sqib of slang snippets, a short snort

1.   hob-nob   : a  mutual drinking 1760-1830 ; a drinking together or to each other’s health 1830

my sweetheart2.  hobo  : a tramp, esp. one who works , 1891 ; anglicized 1905

3.   keep a stiff upper lip  : to show no fear , 1815

4.  when pigs fly  : never  , C. 17-20

5.  go to pigs and whistles  : to be ruined , Scots , ca. 1780cartoon brit glasses

6.  pig’s eye   : in cards , the ace of diamonds 1864 ; Canadian , 1932 : the correct thing , excellent

7.  stewed  : tipsy , 1874 ; synonym with corned , pickled , salted

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  1. I never knew how much I partook in a hob-nob!

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