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4 definitions by Scott Hatton

 
1.
The act of drinking 3 pints of beer (lager, bitter, stout etc) without going to the toilet until the 3rd pint is finished. (1 UK pint = 568.2ml).
In the pub, sink 3rd full pint, desperate for a piss, stand up to go and announce "I've just done a John Craven".
Keep it under your hat until complete - your drinking companions will be green with envy.

No idea where this definition comes from, but John Craven was a popular children's television news presenter on the BBC in the UK 1972-1989.
by Scott Hatton June 30, 2006
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2.
A popular UK drinking game. As used in the expression "to do a Jeremy Paxman".

A Paxman is two more than a John Craven, one more than a Trevor McDonald.

Therefore the act of drinking 5 pints without a piss.

(5 UK pints is 2.84 litres)

This is big league stuff - be careful out there.
See the John Craven for instructions.

Jeremy Paxman is a British BBC news presenter from England. He is best known for his abrasive and forthright style of interviewing on the BBC's Newsnight programme. Respect to Flip!
by Scott Hatton November 23, 2007
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3.
A popular UK drinking game.

One more than a John Craven.

Therefore the act of drinking 4 pints without a piss.

(4 UK pints is 2.27 litres)
See the John Craven for instructions.

Sir Trevor McDonald OBE is a Trinidadian-born British television presenter. Until 2005, he was a newscaster with ITN, notable for having been the first black news anchor in the UK.
by Scott Hatton November 23, 2007
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4.
"Doing the robot" - A term for a successful person.

Comes from England's soccer player Peter Crouch who famously performed the 80's dance move 'the robot' after scoring goals for the England team in 2006.
"Last year he was nothing - this year he's doing the robot" Ian Wright, BBC, 2006
by Scott Hatton June 30, 2006
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