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11 phrases found for the topic Vices

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Phrase: Not to touch a drop

Meaning: Not to drink alcohol.

Examples:
My husband has not touched a drop since we got married. He used to drink like a fish.
Luckily for him, he had not touched a drop that night, and was able to run like the wind.

Date: 2018-06-13 22:36:37

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Phrase: Drink like a fish

Meaning: To drink a lot.

Example:
Since his wife passed away, he has been drinking like a fish. He arrives home pissed as a newt every day.

Date: 2018-03-01 18:31:40

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Phrase: Kick a/the habit

Meaning: Give up a habit: Tobacco manufacturers do their utmost to prevent smokers from kicking the habit. They add ammonia and other substances that are highly addictive, which should be illegal.

Date: 2015-07-17 23:50:01

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Phrase: Out of your box

Meaning: Very drunk: She can't have been out of her box on only one gin and tonic. She must have drunk something else

Date: 2015-03-05 18:12:56

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Phrase: As pissed as a fart / newt

Meaning: Very drunk: My wife got home as pissed as a fart two days ago

Date: 2015-03-05 18:11:52

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Phrase: Blind drunk

Meaning: Very drunk: She arrived home blind drunk last night

Date: 2015-03-05 18:11:11

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Phrase: Smoke like a chimney

Meaning: Smoke a lot: I don't smoke, but my wife smokes like a chimney

Date: 2015-03-05 18:09:20

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Phrase: As drunk as a lord (or as a newt/skunk)

Meaning: Very drunk: He arrived home as drunk as a lord

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Phrase: Come off the bottle

Meaning: To give up drinking: When his wife returned home after having been abroad for five years, he came off the bottle, and never drank a drop again.

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Phrase: Fall off the wagon

Meaning: To take to (drinking) alcohol again.

Example:
Mr Smith used to drink a lot, but had not touched a single drop for over ten years. However, he fell off the wagon when his wife kicked the bucket last year.

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Phrase: Hit (take to or go on) the bottle

Meaning: To become a heavy drinker: When her son died, she took to the bottle.

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