block and fall n.
(US Und.) very strong, and prob. adulterated liquor.
|Phila. Eve. Bulletin 5 Oct. 40/3: Here are a few more terms and definitions from the ‘Racket’ vocabulary: [...] ‘block-and-fall,’ very strong and doubtful liquor.|
|Prohibition Agent No. 1 240: There was a kind of bargain stuff called ‘block-fall’ which certainly did live up to its name – you took a drink of it, walked a block, and fell. And from the samples I collected I’d say it was guaranteed.|
|AS XVI:1 Jan. 70/2: liquor [...] block and fall [i.e. drink walk a block and fall down].‘Drunk in Sl.’ in|