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Difference between Big drink and Long drink

big drink—(U.S. sl.) the Atlantic ocean (also: big pond):

  • When you’re [flying] over the big drink you really get to feel how tiny we humans are.

Note: The expression does not correlate in meaning with the phrase big drink of water—(sl.)

1. a large body of water:

  • Lake Michigan is a big drink of water; the bacteria levels fluctuate dramatically as you move around the shore.

2. (also: tall drink of water) a tall person:

  • All they knew was that the bank officer’s killer was a big drink of water who looked like a mountain man.

long drinka cold refreshing drink served in a tall glass, containing little or no alcohol:

  • Facilities include a swimming pool and a “beach shack” serving long drinks all day.