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Difference between Acquirement, Acquisition, Attainment and Accomplishment

Difference between Have a bottle and Have a lot of bottle

have a bottlehave a drink; take part in social drinking:

  • There’s a definite feeling of anticipation here as the boss slips his credit card behind the bar or your mate says “Go on, let’s have a bottle.”

have a lot of bottle—(coll.) have the courage to do smth. difficult:

  • Not many people could lose six world finals and come back for more—Jimmy has a lot of bottle.

Cf.: lose one’s bottle—(coll., also: bottle it) lose one’s courage:

  • That conservative fool lost his bottle when he tried to face down the coal mining unions.