Hit the Bottle
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Definition of the verb hit the bottle
What does hit the bottle mean as a doing phrase?
- consume alcohol
- lexical domain: Consumption - verbs of eating and drinking
- synonyms of hit the bottle: booze / drink / fuddle
- more generic terms: consume / have / ingest / take / take in = serve oneself to, or consume regularly
- more specific terms:
- tank = consume excessive amounts of alcohol
- port = drink port
- claret = drink claret
- pub-crawl / bar hop = go from one pub to the next and get progressively more drunk
- tipple / bib = drink moderately but regularly
- hit it up / inebriate / souse / soak = become drunk or drink excessively
- wine = drink wine
- carry / hold = drink alcohol without showing ill effects
Alternative definition of the verb hit the bottle
- [idiomatic, colloquial] To drink alcohol steadily and in excess, particularly in response to a setback.
Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Hit the Bottle
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by Ian Stuart-Hamilton
* Hit the bottle Drink alcohol excessively. The term can describe a single bout ...
by John Ayto
hit the bottle: see BOTTLE. hit the bricks go on strike. US informal hit the ceiling: see CEILING. hit the deck: see DECK. hit the ground ...
by Gordon Jarvie
hit the bottle habitually drink excessive amounts of alcohol.
by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton
n 1 the lowest, deepest, hit the bottle Far from being confined to ...
Dictionary of Euphemisms (2008)
by R. W. Holder
hit the bottle to drink intoxicants to exCGSS Of a single debauch or sustained drunkenness. Also as hit the hooch or hit it. hit the bricks American to escape or desert The imagery is from ...
by Robert Allen
below the BELT; hit the BOTTLE; hit the DECK; hit somebody for SIX; hit the GROUND running; hit the HAY; hit the headlines at HEADLINE; hit HOME; hit the JACKPOT; hit the MARK; hit the ...
by Thomas Nordegren
Hit the bottle Colloquial term for engaging in drinking alcoholic beverages. Hit the dope 1. Colloquial term for occasional drug use. 2. Colloquial term for drug addiction. Hit the flute Colloquial term for smoking opium. Hit the gong Colloquial ...
by Judith Siefring
hit the bottle: seeBOTTLE.
by Oxford University Press
hit the bottle. 6 occur forcefully to: the seriousness of the situation hit him later. 7 Sports a propel (a ball , etc.) ...
More Than 10,000 Idioms and Collocations by Yuri Dolgopolov
hit the bottle (crack a bottle) hit the breeze (beat the wind) hit the dirt (hit pay dirt) ...
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Anne and Jake Hit the Bottle
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