drink (oneself) to sleep

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drink (oneself) to sleep

To drink alcohol until one loses consciousness or is unable to stay awake any longer. You have to drink yourself to sleep each night? You might have a drinking problem, Jerry. Dad drank himself to sleep in his armchair again.
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According to Deputy District Attorney Kyle Sutterly with the San Diego County District Attorney's Office Lopez drank himself to sleep and caused the fire because of his cigarette. "Essentially he drank himself to sleep in bed and passed out with a lit cigarette, which ultimately caused his condo to burn down and thus his children to die in the fire."
BURGLAR James O'Halloran drank himself to sleep in a Christmas raid on a house ( and was awoken from his boozy slumbers by the police as he lay on a bed there, a court heard yesterday.
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