not hold (one's) liquor

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not hold (one's) liquor

To be easily and negatively affected by alcohol, especially becoming ill or unconscious. 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: "No one ever said she couldn't hold her liquor."
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If you can't hold your liquor or know your limits then you shouldn't drink in the first place.
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