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the demon drink

slang A derogatory phrase for alcohol that emphasizes its negative effects. Woe be to any of you who fall under the spell of the demon drink.
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the demon ˈdrink

(British English, humorous) alcoholic drink: It was the demon drink that made me act in that way.
See also: demon, drink
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His lawyer Gordon Jackson QC told Hamilton Sheriff Court on Thursday that the "demon drink" is a "major problem" for the businessman.
Our nation's unhealthy relationship with the demon drink was back in the news last week with a report revealing Irish adults were placed fifth overall in world rankings of alcohol consumption.
At least Sonya has the sense to check herself into hospital rather than be tempted by the demon drink. When she returns home, Toadie is thrilled she seems to have turned a corner, but grows increasingly concerned when David reveals that her toxicology results show she has opiates in her system.
If you can't go 90 minutes without booze, you should be seriously questioning your dependence on the demon drink.
Their popularity waned and alcohol regained its hold, before they were revived by the Temperance Union during the Victorian era, but they were less than successful in the fight against the demon drink.
THE North East still has a long way to go in our battle against the demon drink. But at least we have made a start.
Many of Ramsay Street's young residents have fallen foul of the demon drink over the years.
NEIGHBOURS Channel 5 MANY of Ramsay Street's young residents have fallen foul of the demon drink over the years.
But some of us appreciate his dedication, marvel at his determination to leave the demon drink alone while he is still playing and pay regular tribute to his honesty on the pitch.
Upset, will she turn back to the demon drink to help her cope?
PARTER Coronation Street (ITV1, 8.30pm) It's the anniversary of last year's tram crash and the producers have decided to devote a whole episode to Peter Barlow and his struggle with the demon drink. In tonights episode poor Peter learns that a friend has died, discover's his wife can't have children and has a run-in with his guilty pleasure, Carla.
As a our special report highlighted on today's front page makes clear, there are those among us who cannot choose to avoid the demon drink. Instead, they are at the mercy of the adults who are supposed to protect them from the ravages of a dissolute lifestyle.
Saint alive to the dangers of demon drink Live arrers Sky Sports 2, 1pm DAY ten of the World Darts Championship starts with a classic contest between a man nicknamed Special Brew (Mark Walsh) and a man nicknamed The Saint (Alan Tabern), writes Steve Palmer.
Kenny, 44, and originally from Stockton, also sees work in agriculture or a garden centre as a real possibility now after overcoming the demon drink, which plunged his life into a twilight world of shop doorways, grubby bedsits and hostel accommodation.