can't hold (one's) drink

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can't hold (one's) drink

Has a low tolerance for alcohol; becomes drunk after consuming only a small amount of alcohol. A: "Wow, how much did those two have to drink?" B: "Hardly anything—they just can't hold their drink."
See also: drink, hold
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As the catastrophic results of her indiscretion caused chaos on the cobblestones, Bev wailed: "I'm an old fool with a big mouth who can't hold her drink.
On an Internet dating site, "Game for a laugh" means she can't hold her drink.
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