red eye


red eye
   American
   poor-quality potable alcohol
   Usually whisky, from one of its effects on the drinker, and not to be confused with the redeye (special), the overnight flight from the Pacific to the East coast in which travellers lose four hours and a good night's sleep:
    I'm on the redeye back to the Big Apple. (M. Thomas, 1980)

How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. . 2014.

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