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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On a recent US Airways flight from New York to Jamaica, coach passengers nursing their drinks were greeted with ads on their tray tables promoting General Motors' OnStar navigation system.
Our Friday night visit witnessed a thirty-something crowd, many straight from the office, nursing their drinks as the resident smoothie tickled the ivories and crooned through some thoroughly stars-and-stripes themed tracks such as Walking In Memphis.
My favorite Crescent Club habitu[acute{e}]s are the single, middle-aged men sitting at the bar alone, nursing their drinks and lost in thought.
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