drown sorrow

drown (one's) sorrow(s)

To attempt to forget one's troubles through the consumption of something, typically alcohol (to which the phrase originally referred). It's not healthy to just drown your sorrows every time a girl breaks up with you. Quit drinking and try to face reality. Whenever I have a hard week at work, I like to spend Friday night drowning my sorrow in pizza and ice cream.
See also: drown

drown (one's) sorrow

/sorrows
To try to forget one's troubles by drinking alcohol.
See also: drown, sorrow
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Is drinking a tradition in sports - the way to celebrate victory and drown sorrow in defeat?
We'll have a beer or a glass of wine and we'll either drown sorrows or enjoy the win but very rarely do you talk about the game.
It's not clear whether those glasses can yet be raised to toast or to drown sorrows.
Perfect to toast vital victories - or drown sorrows if your team loses.
I used to laugh and cry and drink with them then, celebrate famous victories, drown sorrows after painful defeats.
IN OLDEN days, like when I was middle-aged, one went to the races to see horses, to bet on horses, to celebrate a horse's victory with an expensive drink or drown sorrows with affordable beverages, like tea.
Counting usually takes place at the Civic Centre after the polls close when candidates and party activists gather to watch the results coming in, often followed by parties to celebrate or drown sorrows.
Drinking three pints of lager to celebrate or drown sorrows : 480 calories.
Perfect to tast vital victories - or drown sorrows if your team loses.