Pelt-of-the-dog meaning

(rare, humorous, idiomatic) An immoderate, excessive quantity of alcohol drunk the morning after whilst suffering withdrawal symptoms or a hangover, which goes beyond alleviating the complaint to causing drunkenness; compare hair of the dog.
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Origin of pelt-of-the-dog

  • Alteration of hair of the dog, substituting hair with pelt, thus implying far greater quantity.
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