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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Drink Deep.
 
Drink a deep draught. The allusion is to the peg tankards. Those who drank deep, drank to the lower pegs. (See PEG.)   1
        We’ll teach you to drink deep ere you depart.”—Shakespeare: Hamlet, i. 2.
 


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