hold one's liquor(redirected from can't hold liquor)
hold (one's) liquor
To be able to consume alcohol without becoming noticeably intoxicated or exhibiting other negative effects, such as becoming ill or unconscious. To have a high tolerance for alcohol. I'm sorry for acting like such a fool at the party—I don't even remember what happened. I guess I just can't hold my liquor. A: "Wow, Jennifer has had five cocktails and still seems totally sober." B: "Oh yeah, that girl can hold her liquor."
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hold one’s liquor
tv. to be able to drink alcohol in quantity without ill effects. Old Jed can sure hold his liquor—and a lot of it, too.
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