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The meaning of "adams ale"

" Adam’s ale "
Meaning:
A reference to water - often used to emphasize the purity of water compared to other drinks.
Example:
I didn’t want a beer when I finished the marathon - Adam’s ale was all I needed.
Where did it originate?:
Britain, 17th century.
Where is it used?:
Worldwide, but most common in the UK.
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