One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Accompany or follow food with a drink.‘bacon and eggs washed down with a cup of tea’
- ‘This was all washed down with coffee and orange juice.’
- ‘He took his drinks so seriously that he could give a lecture on why a certain kind of trout should be washed down with red wine and not white wine.’
- ‘All of this was washed down with generous piping hot glasses of mulled wine.’
- ‘Here, hearty staples can be washed down with a selection of moderately priced wines.’
- ‘He seemed both tired and restless by the time the meal was washed down with a cupful of water.’
- ‘Hundreds of sausages and burgers were washed down with pints of guest ale and resident brews.’
- ‘I am told sticky toffee pudding is often served with custard, fresh cream, ice-cream or yogurt, but it's also fine as is, washed down with a cup of good tea.’
- ‘All of this was washed down with a couple of glasses of Cabernet Sauvignon and a glass of port.’
- ‘Every recreational hard drug conceivable is washed down with booze, both bought and stolen.’
- ‘We had a couple beers to wash the food down and then headed back into town.’
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