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I know the meaning of "pop bottles all night" - drink all night long.

My question is - is this valid term, or slang invented by the person who wrote the song?

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    If you understood what it meant then the term was successful. The idea of popping bottles to mean opening bottles is common enough that it shouldn't cause too much confusion. To do something all night is an established term. Combining the two makes sense to me.
    – MrHen
    Aug 11 '11 at 13:03
  • @MrHen Actually I had to Google it, it wasn't clear on just hearing this. What you say makes sense though, thanks! Aug 11 '11 at 13:05
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    It should probably be noted that, while it's clear in the context of the song, the term "pop bottles" by itself is a little ambiguous. It could mean "to open bottles" or it could mean "bottles of soda-pop".
    – wfaulk
    Aug 11 '11 at 13:55
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In this case pop means to

verb: burst open with a sharp, explosive sound

So, pop bottles all night means open bottles all night.

It is not slang, though it is a metaphor (assuming you are correct that the author actually meant drink all night).

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    I'm pretty sure he/she meant drinking all night, can't see any reason to just open bottles without drinking their contents. :) Aug 11 '11 at 13:03
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    @Shadow Wizard, it's a poem/song, the whole quote might have been: 'pop bottles all night / but none could I drink'; in this case it would not have been a metaphor. Also, could have been a song about waitress, etc... The link to the actual song points to youtube, so can't read it...
    – Unreason
    Aug 11 '11 at 13:08

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