drink Idioms & Phrases

alcoholic drink

  • noun a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent
    alcoholic beverage; intoxicant; alcohol; inebriant.
    • alcohol (or drink) ruined him

blind drunk

  • adjective satellite very drunk
    pixilated; sozzled; soaked; tight; soused; sloshed; slopped; blotto; plastered; crocked; besotted; cockeyed; squiffy; wet; pie-eyed; fuddled; smashed; stiff; loaded; pissed.


By"-drink`ing noun

  1. A drinking between meals. Obs.
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Dead drunk

  • so drunk as to be unconscious.
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drink down

  • verb drink down entirely
    bolt down; pour down; pop; belt down; down; kill; toss off.
    • He downed three martinis before dinner
    • She killed a bottle of brandy that night
    • They popped a few beer after work

drink in

  • verb be fascinated or spell-bound by; pay close attention to
    • The mother drinks in every word of her son on the stage

Drink money, ∨ Drink penny

  • an allowance, or perquisite, given to buy drink; a gratuity.
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Drink offering

  • (Script.), an offering of wine, etc., in the Jewish religious service.
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drink up

  • verb drink to the last drop
    drain the cup.
    • drink up--there's more wine coming

drinking age

  • noun the age at which is legal for a person to buy alcoholic beverages

drinking bout

  • noun a long period of drinking

drinking chocolate

  • noun a beverage made from cocoa powder and milk and sugar; usually drunk hot
    cocoa; hot chocolate; chocolate.

drinking fountain

  • noun a public fountain to provide a jet of drinking water
    water fountain; bubbler.

drinking glass

  • noun a container for holding liquids while drinking

drinking song

  • noun a song celebrating the joys of drinking; sung at drinking parties

drinking straw

  • noun a thin paper or plastic tube used to suck liquids into the mouth

drinking vessel

  • noun a vessel intended for drinking

drinking water

  • noun water suitable for drinking


  • noun someone arrested on the charge of being drunk and disorderly
    • they delivered the drunk-and-disorderlies to the county jail

fruit drink

  • noun a sweetened beverage of diluted fruit juice

Grace drink

  • a drink taken on rising from the table; a grace cup.
    To [Queen Margaret, of Scotland] . . . we owe the custom of the grace drink, she having established it as a rule at her table, that whosoever staid till grace was said was rewarded with a bumper. Encyc. Brit.
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hard drink

  • noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    hard drink; spirits; liquor; John Barleycorn; booze; hard liquor.

In drink

  • drunk. "The poor monster's in drink." Shak.
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Love drink

  • a love potion; a philter. Chaucer.
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mixed drink

  • noun made of two or more ingredients


  • adjective satellite dazed from or as if from repeated blows
    slaphappy; silly.
    • knocked silly by the impact
    • slaphappy with exhaustion

round of drinks

  • noun a serving to each of a group (usually alcoholic)
    • he ordered a second round

Single ale, beer, ∨ drink

  • small ale, etc., as contrasted with double ale, etc., which is stronger. Obs. Nares.
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soft drink

  • noun nonalcoholic beverage (usually carbonated)

Strong drink

  • noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented
    hard drink; spirits; liquor; John Barleycorn; booze; hard liquor.
  • intoxicating liquor; esp., liquor containing a large proportion of alcohol. " Wine is a mocker, strong drink is raging." Prov. xx. 1.
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tea-like drink

  • noun a beverage that resembles tea but is not made from tea leaves

To drink a health

  • . See under Drink.
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To drink down

  • to act on by drinking; to reduce or subdue; as, to drink down unkindness. Shak.
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To drink in

  • to take into one's self by drinking, or as by drinking; to receive and appropriate as in satisfaction of thirst. "Song was the form of literature which he [Burns] had drunk in from his cradle." J. C. Shairp.
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To drink offup

  • to drink the whole at a draught; as, to drink off a cup of cordial.
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To drink the health of, ∨ To drink to the health of

  • to drink while expressing good wishes for the health or welfare of.
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To drink to

  • to salute in drinking; to wish well to, in the act of taking the cup; to pledge in drinking.
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To get drunk

  • to become intoxicated.
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To have drunk wine of apewine ape

  • to be so drunk as to be foolish. Obs. Chaucer.
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Wood drink

  • a decoction or infusion of medicinal woods.
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