punch bowl


Definition of punch bowl

: a large bowl from which a beverage (such as punch) is served

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Keep the punch bowl away The ASPCA points out alcoholic drinks can poison pets, which may get weak and depressed or even go into a coma after ingesting alcohol. Jorge L. Ortiz, USA TODAY, "'They think they're going to die': How to keep dogs safe and calm during Fourth of July celebrations," 2 July 2019 There's no need to waste time standing over the punch bowl at your Halloween party trying to brainstorm a clever Halloween caption for your post. Kelly O'sullivan, Country Living, "75+ Halloween Instagram Captions for Every Costume Picture You Post," 21 June 2019 The people that were there were all drinking from the same punch bowl of eagerness, creation, and imagination. Lily Shaw, Twin Cities, "Startup Showcase: Minivan’s necessity drove this mom to invention," 16 June 2019 In a punch bowl, combine cranberry juice, gin and clementine juice. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Cranberry 75 Punch," 14 Nov. 2018 In keeping with tiki style, there are frozen pina coladas topped with umbrellas and flamingos, and exotic punch bowls for groups. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The New York City Restaurants to Know This Fall," 31 Aug. 2018 The Bank of Japan, lacking independence, hesitated to remove the punch bowl when Japan’s party of the century was in full swing. Peter Landers, WSJ, "The Old U.S. Trade War With Japan Looms Over Today’s Dispute With China," 13 Dec. 2018 But today the Fed is trying only to normalize rates, not take the punch bowl away. Burton G. Malkiel, WSJ, "An Inverted Yield Curve May Not Portend Doom," 30 July 2018 Available July 4 only; $6 for a glass, $22 for a punch bowl. Robert Philpot, star-telegram, "DFW restaurants get patriotic with red-white-and-blue creations for July 4," 29 June 2018

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First Known Use of punch bowl

1675, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of punch bowl

: a large bowl from which punch is served at a party

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