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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The very same ones who can't hold their drink, and shout from the rooftops they work hard and play hard, and have come out to enjoy themselves.
I wish him luck because teenagers who can't hold their drink are obviously a major problem for his officers.
Thankfully nobody was badly hurt but each one needed the attention of our overworked NHS which perhaps deserves a break from the antics of those who can't hold their drink.
Charlotte also fears the five-bedroomed house could end up being trashed by her young friends who can't hold their drink.
The Lib Dems, their leader aside, can't hold their drink.
Young men who can't hold their drink and have little respect for themselves or others.
"Some people can't hold their drink but otherwise there is no problem."
We're assuming it was done by young kids who can't hold their drink because someone has been sick beside Peter's desk."
They can't hold their drink and our young women should be ashamed of the way they carry on.
Faliraki has decided to clamp down on the boozy, sexually voracious Brits who can't hold their drink and whip their kit off at every opportunity - and who can blame them?
The world is sick of a lumpen band of sociopaths who can't hold their drink and who think being proud of your culture means abusing a young mother and her children as they walk terrified through their own town square.
The EU report reveals English fans on overseas football trips can't hold their drink and often display "extreme nationalistic tendencies".
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