one for the road

noun phrase

Definition of one for the road

used to refer to an alcoholic beverage that a person drinks just before leaving a place I'll just have one (more) for the road.

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“One for the road.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2022.

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