bottle shop
   a liquor store
   Not selling ketchup or soft drinks;
    Nor were there [in Soweto] any shops, apart from occasional bottle shops and small groceries. (Simpson, 1998)

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  • bottle shop — UK / US or bottle store UK / US noun [countable] Word forms bottle shop : singular bottle shop plural bottle shops Word forms bottle store : singular bottle store plural bottle stores Australian a shop that sells alcoholic drinks …   English dictionary

  • bottle shop — bottle shops N COUNT A bottle shop is a shop which sells wine, beer, and other alcoholic drinks. [AUSTRALIAN] …   English dictionary

  • bottle shop — bottle ,shop or bottle ,store noun count AUSTRALIAN a store that sells alcoholic drinks …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bottle shop — a store that sells wines, liquor, etc., by the bottle; liquor store. [1925 30] * * * bottle shop or bottle store noun (Aust and NZ) A place where alcoholic drinks are sold for consumption off the premises only, an off licence • • • Main Entry:… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bottle shop — /ˈbɒtl ʃɒp/ (say botl shop) noun 1. a section of a hotel selling alcoholic beverages in bottles, cans, casks, etc. 2. a shop licensed to sell bottled or canned alcoholic liquor …   Australian English dictionary

  • bottle shop — a store that sells wines, liquor, etc., by the bottle; liquor store. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • Bottle shop — liquor shop …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • bottle shop — Australian Slang liquor shop …   English dialects glossary

  • bottle shop — noun A liquor store …   Wiktionary

  • bottle store — bottle shop or bottle store noun (Aust and NZ) A place where alcoholic drinks are sold for consumption off the premises only, an off licence • • • Main Entry: ↑bottle bottle store see ↑bottle shop above. • • • Main Entry: ↑bottle * * * …   Useful english dictionary

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