thirsty soul

thirsty soul

n. a drunkard; a person in need of a drink. Yes, I’d call Bill a thirsty soul—he always seems thirsty for booze. There was a long line of thirsty souls waiting for the liquor joint to open.
See also: soul, thirsty
References in classic literature ?
And if you suppose something which pulls a thirsty soul away from drink, that must be different from the thirsty principle which draws him like a beast to drink; for, as we were saying, the same thing cannot at the same time with the same part of itself act in contrary ways about the same.
So, presently, he said aloud, "O holy father, wilt thou not take a good pot of March beer to slake thy thirsty soul withal?
He fell in with a friend or two coming back from bathing, proposed a glass of beer, to which they assented, the weather being hot, and they thirsty souls, and unaware of the quantity of drink which Flashman had already on board.
Connie Williams, Founder of CWI and Melchizedek Priesthood School of Ministry says: “Students will experience the Spirit of the Word to the degree that ancient mysteries will unfold like a refreshing glass of cool water to a thirsty soul.
For God has more than enough love and life and laughter to fill every thirsty soul.
25:25 ("Like cold water to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country"--Editor).
Proverbs 25 illustrates this need: ``As cold waters to a thirsty soul so is good news from afar country.
For times of devotion, or study and teaching, or sermon illustrations, or even for those times in the day when the thirsty soul needs a cool drink of living water, this is the tiny companion to have nearby.
Truth Tell Me Yours was like a pint of water to every thirsty soul in the first 50 rows of bodies.
Two thirsty souls meet up at a well in today's Gospel reading, but only one goes away with a drink.
Contestants in the Northern Ireland Cocktail Maker of the Year heats at Mahon's Hotel were dishing up delights to a room of thirsty souls from far and wide, and from just around the corner.
Dipping into the deep well within, Ani's music and life are like offerings of life-giving water to thirsty souls.
Fortunately, friendly mine host Fred Rigby knows a couple of thirsty souls when he sees them and very kindly opened up early.
Make 'em comfortable enough and they won't want to leave, those thirsty souls who trawl the delights of Broad Street and Brindleyplace.
Together the Orpheus and the Underworld have a capacity of 1,000 people and I suggest you buy your drinks two at a time or you could end up spending quite a lot of time queuing at the bar with the other thirsty souls.