One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- short for Pilsner
- ‘While doing so, he'd also prepared a beaut Caribbean meal for us to have before setting out to the great tragedist's gig: golden dumplings, rice and peas, fried cod and approximately three bottles of ice-cold German Pils.’
- ‘I started off straight away, after having a long swig of a bottle of Pils, thirsty after the drive.’
- ‘Mr Gami and Mr Pinduria each drank Holsten Pils while I drank Coke.’
- ‘But it's Borussia investors who are really crying into their plastic cups of Pils.’
- ‘For the adventurous, Brew Brothers' Garlic Pils will be available in bottles.’
- ‘A pint of Beck's contains 2.9 units, and a single pint of Holstein Pils contains 3.5, almost enough to take a man over the four-unit limit.’
- ‘Michael drank fewer than three pints of lager while Taylor had a bottle of Pils and four double rum and cokes.’
- ‘Yorkshire water, for some reason, was good for producing bitter - while over in Czechoslovakia, apparently, the water is great for making Pils.’
- ‘My bar mate would ensure a constant surreptitious supply of bottled Pils (on the house of course) and I would be off.’
- ‘Weighing in at an estimated 30 stone, he admits to taking Pils and could be accused of having a performance-enhancing belly as a result.’
- ‘My first beer was the Pils, from draught of course.’
- ‘A single pint of Holstein Pils contains 3.5 units, almost enough to take a man over the four-unit limit at which he is likely to exceed the legal blood-alcohol level.’
1960s: abbreviation of Pilsner.
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