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have an alcohol problem

To tend to drink alcohol often and to excess. Yeah, I had an alcohol problem when I was younger—that's why I went to rehab.
See also: alcohol, have, problem

under the influence of alcohol

Drunk. The police pulled him over for driving under the influence of alcohol.
See also: alcohol, influence, of
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have an alcohol problem

 and have a drinking problem
Euph. to be a drunkard. He has an alcohol problem. It got so bad that he almost lost his job. If you have a drinking problem, our clinic can help.
See also: alcohol, have, problem
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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