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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

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

to drink too much alcohol I was disgusted with myself for having hit the bottle again.
See also: bottle, hit

hit the bottle

to start drinking too much alcohol regularly, usually in order to forget your problems He lost his job and hit the bottle.
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

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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Conveniently located at 69, Allerton Road, just across the road from its old shop and next door to Domino's Pizza, this new-look branch of Bargain Booze has been completely refurbished and is now even better equipped to cater for all your needs.
Add your name, address and daytime phone number and send it to Mercury Booze Promotion, PO Box 39, Birmingham, B4 6AH.
The Bite and Booze Radio Show first aired in April 2011 on Talk 107.
However, it will take more than boosting the price of booze before we can attempt to break our toxic relationship with alcohol.
His diet may have been jeopardised by his calorie-packed fizzy drinks containing 27g of sugar per can, but it was the booze that many reckoned would be his downfall.
He added that some of the seized booze also contained dangerous chemicals.
An American study found that men with a booze intake of two pints of beer a day are at risk of obesity.
Ronan Hegarty of The Grocer said the booze cruise was no longer worth the effort for the average British drinker.
Ninety Bargain Booze Select Convenience and Thorougoods Select Convenience stores were now trading, compared with 60 last year, said joint MD Matthew Hughes.
The Booze Buster in Greasby Road, Greasby, failed two test purchases in February and July of last year.
Booze could also have special barcodes for each individual store so police can identify which sell alcohol to underage drinkers.
The latest initiative comes from Anglesey and it takes the fight an important stage further - to the shops which provide the booze.
I suspect the main reason for the kids being "boozed up" is the easy availability of the booze from local small shops.
I can't understand why S&N have got themselves so wound up about the supermarkets selling cut-price booze.
They are keen to grow Bargain Booze from its network of 560 stores - concentrated in the West Midlands, Cheshire and the North-west - so it can challenge market leader Threshers.