on the (water) waggon

 Abstaining from alcoholic drink.

A concise dictionary of English slang (2nd edition) . . 2015.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • water waggon — noun a wagon that carries water (as for troops or work gangs or to sprinkle down dusty dirt roads in the summertime) • Syn: ↑water wagon • Hypernyms: ↑wagon, ↑waggon …   Useful english dictionary

  • water wagon — noun a wagon that carries water (as for troops or work gangs or to sprinkle down dusty dirt roads in the summertime) • Syn: ↑water waggon • Hypernyms: ↑wagon, ↑waggon …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sentinel Waggon Works — Infobox Defunct company company name = Sentinel Waggon Works Ltd company slogan = company type = Ltd fate = Taken over Predecessor = Alley MacLellan successor = Rolls Royce Limited foundation = 1906 defunct = 1956 ? location = Shrewsbury industry …   Wikipedia

  • Taxation in the United States — is a complex system which may involve payment to at least four different levels of government and many methods of taxation. United States taxation includes local government, possibly including one or more of municipal, township, district and… …   Wikipedia

  • Royal Army Service Corps — The Royal Army Service Corps (RASC) was a corps of the British Army. It was responsible for land, coastal and lake transport; air despatch; supply of food, water, fuel, and general domestic stores such as clothing, furniture and stationery (but… …   Wikipedia

  • Slate industry in Wales — The slate industry in Wales began during the Roman period when slate was used to roof the fort at Segontium, now Caernarfon. The slate industry grew slowly until the early 18th century, then expanded rapidly until the late 19th century, at which… …   Wikipedia

  • Fairbottom Branch Canal — The Fairbottom Branch Canal was a canal near Ashton under Lyne in England. RouteThe canal left the Hollinwood Branch Canal at Fairbottom Junction immediately above lock 22. It was just over one mile long (1.82km) and it was lock free. It… …   Wikipedia

  • Sentinel boiler — Škoda Sentinel Super Sentinel steam waggon The Sentinel boiler was a design of vertical boiler, fitted to the numerous steam waggons built by the Sentinel Waggon Works. The boiler was carefully designed for use in a steam wagon: it was compact …   Wikipedia

  • Vertical boiler — Detail of vertical boiler and associated steam engine in a working model steam launch …   Wikipedia

  • Cheval de fer — Pen y Darren Cheval de fer de Trevithick De …   Wikipédia en Français

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.