- hollow legs
- the ability to drink a lot of beer, wine, or spiritsThe volume has to be stored somewhere, it seems. Sometimes in the singular:Born with hollow legs! I watched with fascination while the gold liquid disappeared like beer. (D. Francis, 1978)A thirtynine-year-old woman with a hollow leg. (R. Doyle, 1996 — she was a drunkard)The cliché is also applied to gluttony.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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