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English definition of “bottom drawer”

bottom drawer

noun [C usually singular]   UK old-fashioned (US hope chest)
clothes, sheets, etc. that a young woman traditionally collects for use after she is married: Kate's grandmother has given her a quilt for her bottom drawer.Groups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures
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