hollow legs


hollow legs
   the ability to drink a lot of beer, wine, or spirits
   The 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.

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