hit the bottle

hit the bottle
   to drink intoxicants to excess
   Of a single debauch or sustained drunkenness. Also as hit the hooch or hit it:
    I just wondered... whether he'd planned to use the rest of the day to hit the bottle. (Gaarder, 1996)
    ... hitting the hooch like you I rds been. (Chandler, 1943)
    ... poor old Carlisle, who between you and me had been hitting it a bit of late. (Private Eye, September 1981)

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  • hit the bottle — (slang) To drink excessively • • • Main Entry: ↑hit * * * hit the bottle/take to the bottle/informal phrase to start drinking a lot of alcohol He hit the bottle after losing his job …   Useful english dictionary

  • hit the bottle — ► hit the bottle informal start to drink alcohol heavily. Main Entry: ↑bottle …   English terms dictionary

  • hit the bottle — drink liquor, get drunk to forget problems    When Laura left him, he hit the bottle, drinking to forget her …   English idioms

  • hit the bottle — drink alcohol (usually a negative meaning) She started to hit the bottle soon after her divorce …   Idioms and examples

  • hit the bottle — to drink too much alcohol. I was disgusted with myself for having hit the bottle again …   New idioms dictionary

  • hit the bottle — verb To drink alcohol steadily and in excess, particularly in response to a setback. Hes been hitting the bottle hard since his wife left him. Syn: hit the booze, hit the sauce …   Wiktionary

  • hit the bottle — AND hit the booze tv. to go n a drinking bout; to get drunk. □ Jed’s hitting the bottle again. □ He’s been hitting the booze for a week now …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • Hit the bottle — drink heavily; become an alcoholic …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • hit the bottle — Australian Slang drink heavily; become an alcoholic …   English dialects glossary

  • hit the bottle — drink alcohol heavily …   English contemporary dictionary

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