Please look at this picture.

man in an old style bowler hat with a caption

From "Peaky Blinders", Season 1 Episode 2

What does this dialogue mean?

We will take them (talking about future) before last night's beer (something happened in past.)

  • I cannot see any picture Aug 5, 2023 at 14:36
  • Peaky Blinders: We will take them before last night's beer turns to piss and wakes the devils up (before their bursting bladders wake them). Aug 5, 2023 at 17:07

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The source is the Netflix series "Peaky Blinders", Season 1 Episode 2.

"We will take them before last night's beer turns to piss."

This is a vulgar expression which means "We will apprehend them quickly, today."

"take" here has the sense of t.v. 1a in https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/take : to seize or capture physically

The meaning of the rest of the sentence should be obvious from the basic and universally understand facts of human metabolism: if one drinks an excess of alcoholic liquid, micturation will occur within hours.

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