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Slang – Hair of the Dog ★★

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I had an end-of-the-year party last night and am feeling hungover. I’ve got another party tonight, and I suspect that I’ll start feeling better as soon as I have my first beer, the hair of the dog.

a [the] hair of the dog (that bit one)

⦅略式⦆(二日酔いの)迎え酒.

▼かみついた狂犬の毛を傷口に張りつけると傷が治るという迷信から. 「毒をもって毒を制す」やり方.

I find it funny that this custom of drinking to help get over a hangover is universal.

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Author: Aonghas Crowe

Aonghas (pron. "Ennis") Crowe is an author, writer, blogger, and translator. He splits his time between Fukuoka, Japan and Beirut, Lebanon. Read more by Aonghas Crowe at www.aonghascrowe.com

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