One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A drink of gin and Italian vermouth.‘I can imagine him in a dinner suit, tinkling on a piano, and sipping a gin and it’mass noun ‘a glass of gin and it’
- ‘Two ingredients (three if we count the lemon wedge garnish) comprise the simple gin and it; what could be better than that?’
- ‘I thought I'd been the perfect hostess till one of the dowagers asked for gin and It.’
- ‘Elizabeth comes across as a cozy, deeply sympathetic creature with whom you'd love to have tea - or a gin and it - some day.’
- ‘He never did see much action outside the Pall Mall club, where his restorative gin and it was much appreciated.’
- ‘The gin and it is a smooth sipper worth getting acquainted with.’
1930s: it being an abbreviation of Italian (in Italian vermouth).
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