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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You enjoy nursing your drink in your usual corner while poring over the latest copy of Rolling Stone and don't take offence at being referred to as the arty type.
With Uluru Experience you stand idly feeling very right-on nursing your drink and listening to your guide's stories of the dreamtime.