cold one n.2
1. a bottle (latterly can) of beer.
|Mutt & Jeff 6 Apr. [synd. cartoon] A salad, French peas, fried spuds and a tall cold one.|
|One Man’s War (1928) 142: Tell Bill to save me a few cold ones.diary 16 July in|
|Hand-made Fables 65: He put the Town so Dry that even a Stranger had some trouble in finding a Cold One lying on a piece of ice.|
|Disinherited 220: Let’s go over to Adolf’s and lap up a few cold ones.|
|Gone Fishin’ 22: He won’ go crook if we put a cold one in his hand, will he?|
|Cinderella Liberty 101: It’s five o’clock Friday. I’m goin’ to have a few cold ones.|
|Brown’s Requiem 185: You wouldn’t catch me on a golf course without a six pack of cold ones.|
|Rivethead (1992) 141: When it’s all over there will be several tall cold ones aimed right for the gullet.|
|Campus Sl. Apr. 2: cold pup – beer.|
|Bug (Aus.) 29 June [Internet] We were celebrating the drafting of the sub-culture’s practices over a cold one at our local tittie bar.|
|Atomic Lobster 116: Coleman poured another cold one into his funnel.|
|Adventures of the Honey Badger [ebook] Other than a meat pie, a cold one and the touch of a fine woman, there’s nothing better than a good massage.|
2. a cold drink.
|Long Good-Bye 186: But I mixed a tall cold one this time and sat in an easy-chair.|