drunk tank


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drunk tank

slang A jail cell where people are detained after having been arrested for public drunkenness or a similar offense. My son's in the drunk tank, so I have to go down to the police station and pick him up.
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drunk tank

n. a jail cell where drunks are kept. (see also junk tank.) They hose down the drunk tank every hour on Friday and Saturday nights.
See also: drunk, tank
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Mr Walton added: "We are only too happy to help out and provide a number of tents and equipment for the pop-up drunk tanks.
It is understood any drunk tank would take the form of a room supervised by a member of staff where people who were "drunk and incapable" could safely sleep off the effects of alcohol.
Mikhail Bulukov, drunk tank director, joked: "To England fans who end up here, we will offer them our best Russian hospitality.
There will be a huge onus on drunk tank staff to supervise and monitor "guests.
Drunk tank detainees have to pay for their overnight stay and will face a fine.
This would be the first time such a drunk tank is set up in the capital and would complement the ambulance service's special measures to manage the tens of thousands of party-goers celebrating the start of 2009.
Keeping someone in a drunk tank is better than that person taking up a bed desperately needed by someone with a real emergency.
And fans heading to Krakow in Poland and the England squad's headquarters face landing up in a drunk tank for 24 hours if police find them on the streets drunk.
Originally released as a single in 1987, it's a raucous tale of a man locked up in a New York drunk tank remembering Christmas past.
Perhaps a few nights of the drunk tank might start to make a dent in the problems that the Government is so concerned about without making others responsible for some people's personal actions.
But the hellraiser, 55, who will appear on Coronation Street tomorrow, revealed the song was nearly called Christmas Day In The Drunk Tank.
Christy, who joined Twitter to announce the song, also tells in the track that the "A&E will be like a drunk tank in the firing line while Diageo goes AWOL at closing time.
A SCOTS police force is bringing back the drunk tank for drivers.
Christy - who joined Twitter to announce the song - sings "A&E will be like a drunk tank in the firing line while Diageo goes AWOL at closing time".
Because I doubt sending them back on to the streets to ask passers-by "Oi pal, can ya spare us the price of a drunk tank fine?