drive to drink

drive someone to drink

Fig. [for someone or something] to cause someone to turn to alcohol as an escape from frustration. Being a Cubs fan is enough to drive you to drink. She was driven to drink by the problems she had with her teenage son.
See also: drink, drive

drive somebody to drink

to make someone regularly drink a lot of alcohol The death of a spouse can be enough to drive some people to drink.
See also: drink, drive

drive somebody to drink

  (humorous)
to make someone extremely anxious and unhappy I just couldn't live with someone like Malcolm. It would drive me to drink.
See also: drink, drive

drive to drink

see under drive crazy.
See also: drink, drive