Once a man becomes a "sundowner" he is useless for any honest employment.
Now grooms were hard to get, especially at the price I could afford to pay, and I did not want a man of the sundowner stamp.
Also it's safe to draw a sundowner sitting listlessly on a bench on the veranda, reading the Bulletin.
The news of his return spread quickly and several officials dropped in for a "sundowner."
He longed each night for the usual "sundowner," but had determined not to open his one remaining bottle, in case of accident.
Sundowner: (Historical) A swagman who arrives at a place too late for work, but looking for food and/or shelter.
It was no sundowner, not even a man from Boonara, out on the jag, who had wandered in a half-frenzied condition so many miles.
The cocktail, the universal "sherry and bitters" and "sundowner" will have to be retained.