wet your whistle

wet your whistle :


born on the wrong side of the blanket illegitimate


a wet blanket

someone who has a depressing or discouraging effect on others

A dampened blanket can be used to j smother a fire. The image here is of a person extinguishing a lively or optimistic mood by their gloominess or negativity.

1991 - Michael Curtin - The Plastic Tomato Cutter - When in the company of those of us who do succumb to the occasional dram Father Willie was never a wet blanket.

wet your whistle

have a drink – informal

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