nurse (one's) drink

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nurse (one's) drink

To consume one's beverage, especially alcohol, rather slowly, either as a means of conserving it or to avoid getting drunk. I spent too much money and got drunk too often when I would go to bars in college, so I've learned to nurse my drinks when I go out nowadays.
See also: drink, nurse
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Not that the book release venues don't look fetching but this one was more like a warm lounge, which welcomed you to get on board and nurse your drink through the evening in the company of some high brow conversation with the smart set of invited intellectuals.
And while you nurse your drink, you could go online and have a hunt for more bargains - but at the right price.
But there are no holders for drinks cartons, which means you either have to nurse your drink in your lap for the duration of the show or put it on the floor and continually bend down to retrieve it, as well as risk kicking it over.