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Hair of the dog 解醉酒
   2014-10-14 10:59:34    CRIENGLISH.com      Web Editor: Han

The hair of the dog

In English, when we say 'the hair of the dog', we mean a small alcoholic drink which you have to cure a hangover. It's just an expression.


The hair of the dog 就是喝点儿酒来解醉,以毒攻毒。


不过这个短语也够怪的,为什么用狗毛来表示解醉酒?


那是因为it comes from the phrase 'the hair of the dog that bit me'. It's a reference to a medieval belief that when someone was bitten by a dog with the disease rabies, they could be cured by putting the same dog's hair onto the infected wound.


例句:

A: I went out last night and knocked back a few too many drinks.
B: Let’s go to the pub. You need the hair of the dog.

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