Definition of “bitter lemon” - English Dictionary

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“bitter lemon” in British English

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bitter lemonnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˌbɪt.ə ˈlem.ən/ us /ˌbɪt̬.ɚ ˈlem.ən/

Examples from literature

  • Gin and bitter lemon? 
  • She'd known about his cats and his preference for gin and bitter lemon was in his records. 

(Definition of “bitter lemon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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