(in Britain during World War II) a young man selected by ballot to work in a coal mine instead of doing conventional military service
noun (pl) -vies a drink, esp an alcoholic one: we had a few bevvies last night a session of drinking verb (intransitive) -vies, -vying, -vied to drink alcohol Contemporary Examples Bow Down, Bitches: How Beyoncé Turned an Elevator Brawl Into a Perfect Year Kevin Fallon December 30, 2014
Board of Economic Warfare. Contemporary Examples Belfast in Chaos After Days of Protestant Rioting, Police Injuries Nico Hines July 15, 2013
- Beware of greeks bearing gifts
beware of greeks bearing gifts
to be wary, cautious, or careful of (usually used imperatively): Beware such inconsistency. Beware his waspish wit. to be cautious or careful: Beware of the dog. verb (usually used in the imperative or infinitive) often foll by of. to be cautious or wary (of); be on one’s guard (against) v.