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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The first service, held last week, attracted around 40 people, who nursed their drinks while listening to Bible readings and live music from local musicians.