Definition of prop up the bar in English:

prop up the bar


  • Spend a considerable time drinking in a pub.

    ‘Keith was propping up the bar and waving a £10 note at the landlady’
    • ‘Local people had been propping up the bar and getting drunk in there for half a millennia.’
    • ‘We would hanker after a glass of beer and imagine propping up the bar at the Pen-y-Gwryd.’
    • ‘At one point, near the end of her set, she wanders off the stage, dreadlocked minder in tow, mixes with a crowd of stragglers who are propping up the bar, then runs back on stage to continue singing.’
    • ‘A few of the local fishermen were propping up the bar, discussing the day's catch and the current problems within the industry.’
    • ‘One couldn't help feeling that the hacks propping up the bar in the Kenmore Hotel come Monday lunchtime were more interested in the seamier side of the cricketer's private life than they were in Scottish angling.’
    • ‘We spent the first 45 minutes or so, whilst everyone was arriving, propping up the bar and sampling the exotic Martinis.’
    • ‘Or if they were, they were having an early night and not propping up the bar after midnight.’
    • ‘Earlier this season, he was dropped from the Senegal national side after claims that he had been propping up the bar of a local nightclub in the early hours of a match day.’
    • ‘Instead we have for centuries propped up the bar.’
    • ‘We propped up the bar at Le Pub and talked a while.’