the demon drink

the demon drink

slang A derogatory phrase for alcohol that emphasizes its negative effects. Woe be to any of you who fall under the spell of the demon drink.
See also: demon, drink

the demon ˈdrink

(British English, humorous) alcoholic drink: It was the demon drink that made me act in that way.
See also: demon, drink
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She wants to catch up with her friend Elizabeth, but as she has been lying about her status to those back home, she has to tell more porkie pies to cover her back and takes to the demon drink too.
She asks Peter to regale his horror stories from his days knocking back the demon drink but Angie is merely bemused.
IN these puritan days where the Government repeatedly tries to save us from the demon drink, it's amazing to think that at one time workers were encouraged to drink not pints but gallons.
NEIGHBOURS Channel 5 MANY of Ramsay Street's young residents have fallen foul of the demon drink over the years.
But some of us appreciate his dedication, marvel at his determination to leave the demon drink alone while he is still playing and pay regular tribute to his honesty on the pitch.
Upset, will she turn back to the demon drink to help her cope?
When the race moved from the Town Moor, members of the Temperance Movement - dedicated to defeating the demon drink - joined with the freemen and aldermen of the city in organising an alternative attraction for local holidaymakers.
IN a week when the death of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy brought home the terrible impact of alcoholism, today we hear of another famous figure stricken by the demon drink.
My first brush with the demon drink, other than Famous Names liqueurs and an advocaat snowball at Christmas, came at the Norton Tavern as a wide-eyed teenager.
30pm) It's the anniversary of last year's tram crash and the producers have decided to devote a whole episode to Peter Barlow and his struggle with the demon drink.
Funny that Finlay's motivation in the first place was weaning us all off the demon drink.
Pisces, Glasgow The demon drink can bring our true feelings to the surface and I think it's time you were honest with yourself.
But sadly, it seems it will be Best's long-running battle with the demon drink he'll be primarily remembered for.
Like them, they were open to an alternative tipple to the demon drink.
The demon drink has long been a source of concern for successive Governments, with a host of laws introduced to curb those enjoying a tipple.
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