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wine, women, and song

Hedonistic pleasures and vices, specifically drinking alcohol, having or pursuing sex with women, and seeking general entertainment like singing or dancing. Usually said of and by men. The year after I finished my bachelor degree (and finally had a bit of spare cash and spare time to spend) was mostly just a haze of wine, women, and song. When asked what was the secret to being a successful writer, he responded dryly, "Wine, women and song."
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wine, women, and song

the hedonistic life of drinking, sexual pleasure, and carefree entertainment proverbially required by men.
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wine, women, and song

The good life, in a dissolute fashion. The precise locution first appeared in German and in the late eighteenth century was translated (and attributed to Martin Luther, without real authority). “Who loves not women, wine, and song, remains a fool his whole life long,” it went, and in 1862 Thackeray (Adventures of Philip) prefaced it with, “Then sing, as Martin Luther sang, as Doctor Martin Luther sang.” Johann Strauss the Younger (1825–99) used it as the title of one of his famous waltzes (opus 333).
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