Cork Slang, Like A Dictionary of Cork Slang
Originally by Seán Beecher
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Construct: Noun
Definition: To have a great desire for (usually drink).
Use: He has a great lip on him for drink.
He has a great liking for alcoholic drink.
Derivation: Doubtful, but probably related to 'Lip', hence taste and appetite.
and note 'to taste'. (Wright)

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