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Relating to or associated with drinking alcohol

AA

Alcoholics Anonymous

abuse

noun

the use of alcohol or illegal drugs in a way that is harmful to your health

Al-Anon

an organization for the families and friends of alcoholics

Alcoholics Anonymous

an organization that helps alcoholics

alcoholism

noun

a medical condition that makes it difficult for you to control the amount of alcohol you drink

binge drinking

noun

the drinking of large amounts of alcohol in a short period of time, in order to get drunk

cheers

interjection

used for expressing good wishes when holding a glass of alcohol, just before you drink it

delirium tremens

noun

a serious medical condition caused by drinking too much alcohol. Delirium tremens is often called the DTs.

dependence

noun

the fact that someone is addicted to a drug or to alcohol

designated driver

noun

someone at a social event who agrees to drink no alcohol and drive their friends home

drink

noun

the habit of drinking alcoholic drinks

drinking

noun

the activity of drinking alcohol

drunk driving

noun

drink-driving

DUI

abbreviation

Driving Under the Influence: the crime of driving after you have drunk too much alcohol

Dutch courage

noun

a feeling of confidence that comes after drinking alcohol

DWI

abbreviation

driving while intoxicated: the crime of driving after you have drunk too much alcohol

DWI

abbreviation

driving while impaired: the crime of driving after you have used a drug such as alcohol or marijuana that makes you less able to use your judgment

flow

verb

if alcoholic drinks flow, people drink a lot of them

hangover

noun

the feeling of being tired and sick because you have drunk too much alcohol or taken too many drugs

happy hour

noun

a short period of time when drinks in a bar cost less than usual, usually in the early evening

high

noun

a feeling produced by drugs or alcohol

licensing hours

noun

the times during which alcoholic drinks can be sold legally in the UK

licensing laws

noun

the laws that control when and where alcohol can be sold in the UK

proof

noun

a standard for measuring the strength of an alcoholic drink

pub crawl

noun

the activity of going to several pubs one after the other and having a drink in each one

session

noun

a period of time spent drinking a lot of alcohol

substance abuse

noun

the practice of drinking too much alcohol or of taking illegal drugs

toast

noun

an occasion when people all drink together and say someone’s name in order to express their admiration or their good wishes

bottoms up

used for expressing good wishes before drinking an alcoholic drink. The more usual word is cheers.

bring a bottle

used for asking someone to bring a bottle of wine or other alcoholic drink to a party

down the hatch

an expression used by some people when they are about to drink an alcoholic drink

go to someone’s head

if an alcoholic drink goes to someone’s head, it makes them drunk

here’s to someone

used for wishing someone success, happiness, or good health before drinking something, especially wine

name/pick/choose your poison

used for asking someone what type of alcoholic drink they would like

that’s the drink/drugs etc talking

used for saying that someone is saying something only because they have had too much alcohol to drink, have taken drugs etc

the demon drink

alcoholic drink

infobesity

the condition of continually consuming large amounts of information, especially when this has a negative effect on a person's well-being and ability to concentrate

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drive-by handshake

a brief handshake that is made without pausing or making eye contact, because you are upset or angry

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