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booze can

An establishment (e.g., a nightclub or bar) that sells or provides alcoholic beverages illegally and/or after hours. I know a great booze can downtown that only lets you in if you know the password.
See also: booze, can

hit the sauce

To drink alcohol, especially heavily and frequently. You need to stop hitting the sauce and start taking care of your kids!
See also: hit, sauce

booze (it) up

slang To drink a lot of alcohol. It's my birthday, so I'm definitely boozing it up tonight!
See also: booze, up

hit the bottle

To drink alcohol, especially to excess. All this stress at work right now is enough to make me hit the bottle.
See also: bottle, hit

kick the (something)

slang To overcome an addiction to something. It took gum, patches, and even hypnosis, but I've finally kicked the habit. Unfortunately, the physical nature of heroin addiction means that kicking the habit isn't as simple as just wanting to stop. After saying such horrible things to my parents, I decided it was finally time to kick the booze for good.
See also: kick

hit the booze

To drink alcohol, especially to excess. All this stress at work right now is enough to make me hit the booze.
See also: booze, hit

booze it up

Sl to drink heavily; to drink to get drunk. (Fixed order.) She wanted to get home and booze it up by herself. He boozes it up every Friday after work.
See also: booze, up

booze up

Sl to drink heavily. Those guys are always boozing up. Stop boozing up and go home.
See also: booze, up

hit the bottle

 and hit the booze
Fig. Inf. to go on a drinking bout; to get drunk. Jed's hitting the bottle again. He's been hitting the booze for a week now.
See also: bottle, hit

hit the bottle

Also, hit the booze or sauce . Drink alcoholic beverages, especially a great deal, as in I don't know if it will be a problem, but he hits the bottle every weekend, or She hardly ever hits the booze, but when she does, watch out, or It doesn't show in her work, but she hits the sauce every night. These slangy expressions date from the late 1800s and early 1900s.
See also: bottle, hit

hit the bottle

INFORMAL
If someone hits the bottle, they drink too much alcohol. One newspaper even said I'd started hitting the bottle. Complete rubbish. These teenagers hit the bottle to rebel.
See also: bottle, hit

hit (or be on) the bottle

start to drink alcohol heavily, especially in an attempt to escape from one's problems. informal
See also: bottle, hit

hit the ˈbottle

(informal) regularly drink too much: She managed to resist alcohol for a year, then hit the bottle again when her husband died.He’s really hitting the bottle at the moment.
See also: bottle, hit

kick the ˈhabit, ˈdrug, ˈbooze, etc.

stop doing something harmful that you have done for a long time: According to research, only one smoker in a hundred is able to kick the habit without some kind of help.
See also: kick

booze up

v.
1. To consume alcoholic beverages steadily: They were boozing up all night and didn't come home until sunrise.
2. To serve someone enough alcohol to cause drunkenness: The sales representative was well known for boozing up her clients after a sale. He doesn't seem friendly, but he's more sociable if you booze him up a bit.
3. To become drunk. Used in the passive: I was too boozed up to drive home.
See also: booze, up

booze

(buz)
1. n. beverage alcohol. (Slang since the 1500s.) I don’t care for booze. It makes me sneeze.
2. and booze up in. to drink alcohol to excess; to go on a bash. Stop boozing for a minute and listen up, guys. Let’s booze up and watch TV.

booze up

verb
See booze
See also: booze, up

booze artist

n. a drunken person; a drunkard. A wobbly booze artist sat musing on the stool in the corner.
See also: artist, booze

booze it (up)

tv. to drink excessively; to drink to intoxication. You come home every night and booze it up. How can you keep on this way?
See also: booze, up

booze it

verb
See also: booze

boozed

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Wow, is he ever boozed!
See also: booze

hit the bottle

and hit the booze
tv. to go on a drinking bout; to get drunk. She got caught hitting the bottle in the office. He’s been hitting the booze for a week now.
See also: bottle, hit

hit the booze

verb
See also: booze, hit
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