drown (one's) troubles

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drown (one's) troubles

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 troubles 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 troubles in pizza and ice cream.
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drown one's troubles

 and drown one's sorrows
Fig. to try to forget one's problems by drinking a lot of alcohol. Bill is in the bar, drowning his troubles. Jane is at home, drowning her sorrows.
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The rich usually drink for pleasure, the middle class for fashion and the poor to drown their troubles and sorrows.
They pick up and head for Toronto where they find temporary work in a soft-drink factory, drown their troubles in beer, and make various futile attempts to improve themselves.