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Hit the Bottle

Definition of the verb hit the bottle

What does hit the bottle mean as a doing phrase?


  1. consume alcohol

Alternative definition of the verb hit the bottle


  1. [idiomatic, colloquial] To drink alcohol steadily and in excess, particularly in response to a setback.

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Google previewAn Asperger Dictionary of Everyday Expressions (2007)

by Ian Stuart-Hamilton

* Hit the bottle Drink alcohol excessively. The term can describe a single bout ...

Google previewOxford Dictionary of English Idioms (2010)

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 ...

Google previewBloomsbury Dictionary of Idioms (2009)

by Gordon Jarvie

hit the bottle habitually drink excessive amounts of alcohol.

Google previewAdvanced Learners' Dictionary (1998)

by Martin H. Manser, Turton, Nigel D. Turton

n 1 the lowest, deepest, hit the bottle Far from being confined to ...

Google previewDictionary 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 ...

Google previewAllen's Dictionary of English Phrases (2008)

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 ...

Google previewThe A-Z Encyclopedia of Alcohol and Drug Abuse (2002)

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 ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Idioms (2005)

by Judith Siefring

hit the bottle: seeBOTTLE.

Google previewOxford American Large Print Dictionary (2008)

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.) ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Confusable Phrases (2010)

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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