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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In our case it was my husband's father who presented a problem because he can't hold his drink and is invariably rude to people when he's drunk.
Ah yes, a youngster who can't hold his drink, how delightful and boyish.
Can't hold his drink: Luca Cumani's travelling head girl Emthe Kuhlehausen sees the funny side, despite getting her trousers soaked as Drunken Sailor proves a messy slurper
Instead, he was like the stumbling student at the fresher disco who can't hold his drink, then ends up with vomit dripping down his brand spanking new Che Guevara T-shirt.
Because let's face it you're going to have every clown from Cork to Monaghan who can't hold his drink acting the maggot.
GARRY HOBBS (RICKY GROVES) Garry might be married to Lynn Slater but the hapless mech-anic can't hold his drink. Would he cheat on his wife and face the wrath of her family?
TELLY comic Alan Carr has admitted he can't hold his drink after spilling a full glass of plonk over a tot at a Take That gig.
OASIS star Liam Gallagher says his wild days could be over because he can't hold his drink.
And he admitted another problem - he can't hold his drink as well as he could.
One other thing worries him - he can't hold his drink as well as he used to.
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