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Tap the Admiral

To suck liquor from a cask by a straw Hotten says it was first done with the rum-cask in which the body of Admiral Lord Nelson was brought to England, and when the cask arrived the admiral was found “high and dry.”

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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