Bottle

The word bottle is a common everyday word whose meaning many of us know as a glass or plastic container used to hold water or a drink.

The meaning that is new to me is the one of being courage of boldness to do something. If I ask for instance if you have the bottle to do something, I am asking if you have the courage or boldness to do it. Can you think of its synonyms?

Bottle can also be used as a noun to mean courage or nerve. You can lose your bottle in the face of a threat or danger. I lost my bottle when my boss threatened to fire me.

The best way to stamp the meaning of a word in your mind is to use it in sentences. Can you use bottle in the sense of courage or boldness in sentences of your own?

Bottle