down the hatch

idiom

informal + often humorous
: into the mouth and down the throat
This whiskey sure goes down the hatch easily!
Give him a couple of chocolate chips to melt in his mouth and disguise the taste. Boom! Medicine down the hatch.Kavita Varma-White

Examples of down the hatch in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But, 15 to 20 minutes after the milkshake had gone down the hatch, the researchers found another wave of dopamine in people’s brains. Nathaniel Scharping, Discover Magazine, 26 Dec. 2018 Today, she’s grown her platform as a social media, lifestyle, and blogging darling—with a few books down the hatch, too. Hannah Dylan Pasternak, SELF, 27 May 2021 Indy 500, down the hatch. Fred Lief, Chron, 24 Dec. 2020 Your stomach’s primary digestive juice, hydrochloric acid, can dissolve metal, but plastic toys that go down the hatch will come out the other end as good as new. Leeaundra Keany, Discover Magazine, 7 Jan. 2010

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“Down the hatch.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/down%20the%20hatch. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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