drunk tank - definition and synonyms

  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a privately run facility where very drunk people can be placed overnight under observation and released when they have sobered up. They would then be charged for the service.

    Binge drinkers could be locked up in drunk tanks to sober up - and billed hundreds of pounds for their overnight stay.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 18/09/2013