One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘serve with a piquant sauce and redcurrant jelly’
relish, dressing, condiment, ketchup, flavouring
2‘‘I'll have less of your sauce,’ said Aunt Edie’
impudence, impertinence, cheek, cheekiness, effrontery, irreverence, sauciness, pertness, freshness, flippancy, insolence, rudeness, disrespect, disrespectfulness, familiarity, presumption, presumptuousness, audacity, audaciousness, boldness, brazenness, forwardness, cockiness, shamelessness
mouth, lip, neck, brass neck, nerve, face
North American sassiness, sass, chutzpah, smart mouth, back talk
archaic malapertness, contumely
3‘she's been on the sauce for years’
alcohol, liquor, alcoholic drink, strong drink, intoxicating drink, spirits
booze, the bottle, the hard stuff, mother's milk, hooch
Irish Northern English sup
NZ Australian grog
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