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In the trenches

adjective phrase

Suffering the ill effects of a hang-over: looking as hung over as you can get (1940s+)


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    If something improbable should occur. For example, In the unlikely event that I’m held up, please cover for me , or In the unlikely event that we should have snow in May, we’re still well equipped to cope with it also see under: in case , def. 2.

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