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.
See also: drink, sleep
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Mother had a life of drunken hell and so did my sisters and brothers and me He drank to sleep and so we had this hell.