drunk tank


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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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We thought it would be great for people to have the opportunity to have a good drink safe in the knowledge they can crash out in one of our pop-up drunk tanks.
There is no such thing as a free drink, and neither is there such a thing as a free drunk tank.
Elvis Costello liked the lyrics, particularly the bit about Christmas Eve in the drunk tank.
In most city and town centres are empty commercial property units that could easily be turned into a US-style drunk tank very cheaply.
DRUNK TANK A private company will run them, surely a supermarket is the type to use, lock them up, then stock them up with more supplies of cheap booze.
It's all wonderful - unless you find yourself sitting in a police station drunk tank or a hospital room looking at thousands of dollars in fines, a license suspension, and possibly jail time.
The crowd sings along joyously to the tale of Christmas Eve in a New York drunk tank.
This would be the first time such a drunk tank has been 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.
The patched-up revellers would be supervised by trained staff while in the drunk tank, which could be erected within the 70,000-seater stadium's boundaries.
To anyone with big-league dreams, Class-A ball is like a sleepless night in a crowded drunk tank.
THE Tartan Army have been warned to behave in Warsaw - or face being thrown in a drunk tank.
It will soon become a rite of passage for yobs and smashed stag night revellers to get banged up for a night in a drunk tank.
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".
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.
The curmudgeons amongst you may argue the small handful of songs in the classic Christmas pop canon have long been so familiar that they have bred contempt, but the first few mournful piano notes of Fairytale Of New York and I'm in the drunk tank, fired up and singing along.