drink to excess


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drink to excess

Euph. to drink too much alcohol; to drink alcohol continually. Mr. Franklin drinks to excess. Some people drink to excess only at parties.
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References in classic literature ?
The common drink of the Abyssins is beer and mead, which they drink to excess when they visit one another; nor can there be a greater offence against good manners than to let the guests go away sober: their liquor is always presented by a servant, who drinks first himself, and then gives the cup to the company, in the order of their quality.
One plan is, to make bets on their slaves, as to who can drink the most whisky without getting drunk; and in this way they succeed in getting whole multitudes to drink to excess.
Those who drink to excess and then break the law must be made to pay for their crimes.
Recent figures show that teenage girls binge-drink more than boys, almost a third regularly drink to excess, while women of all ages have doubled the amount of alcohol they consume since the 90s
It is the idiots who drink to excess in the airport who shouldn't be allowed to board the flight in the first place.
The British Chiropractic Association survey found that 14 per cent of people in the UK drink to excess at least once a week.
I can quite honestly say I will never drink to excess in the future
The rules are being introduced to encourage a more responsible attitude to drink and to avoid giving the impression that students will be given the opportunity to drink to excess at a cheap price.
We smoke and drink to excess, thereby shortening our lives even further.
More than half of junior doctors drink to excess and around a third take illegal drugs, a survey showed yesterday.
It is the case that acute problems such as trips and falls, alcohol poisoning and public order offences tend to occur when individuals drink to excess on a single occasion
It also stresses the importance of diet and exercise and tells us we shouldn't smoke or drink to excess.
I never drink to excess because I always stop when I have had enough.