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  • n. Plural form of highball.


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  • A drunkard who indulges in "highballs" and other beverages of fancy price and name, is euphemistically styled a "tippler;" his brother, a poor devil who swallows vile concoctions or red "pizen" is called a plain, ordinary "soak."

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  • "highballs," cocktails in tall glasses with lots of soda and a splash of alcohol.

    World of SL

  • He drank two Scotches before dinner on the train and three highballs after dinner, arriving at Union Station at 12:29 A.M., November 2.22

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Once in Florida, Ike seemed to relax; that evening, after two highballs, dinner, and a movie, Howard Snyder found no more evidence of irregularities.

    Eisenhower 1956

  • Bree Williamson, who bartended early in her career, said the job was easy: "It's like pouring highballs and opening beers."

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  • She wears a helmet of '60s-housewife hair, likes downing highballs and has some of the driest, funniest lines.

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  • Let's Bring Back's readers have traveled to a world in which Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio are still drinking highballs at the Stork Club, and the Beaux Arts Penn Station still gleams on 34th Street.

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  • Many wound up as dray horses of the financial and legal establishments, lapping up highballs at the Yale Club across from Grand Central Station before taking the 7:07 home to Darien.

    Jim Sleeper: Why Yale Fumbled Its Quarterback's Rhodes Scholarship Pass

  • Scotch highballs, smoking fragrant three-for-a-dollar Havanas that were charged to the adventure, and for ever maundering about the hell of the longboat, the cross-bearings unnamable, and the treasure a fathom under the sand.


  • Germany has a windmill plant in Charleston, S.C. It highballs the cost of manufacture in Germany, ships the parts for 3% cost, assembles the parts in Charleston for 3%, and produces windmills 13% cheaper than any U.

    Sen. Fritz Hollings: Wake Up, Get Real!


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