- cough medicine
- a spirituous intoxicantUsually whisky, from the colour and from the pretence of medicinal value, in humorous speech. Cough syrup may mean the same thing, but can also, in criminal circles, be a bribe to prevent a possible informer talking.
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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