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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Over the next 10 years, she worked in a variety of roles, including as a health-care assistant (HCA) in aged care, and eventually moved back to live with her parents in Tauranga "where mum and dad would watch me drink myself to sleep every night".
I tried to drink myself to sleep, which sometimes worked, and sometimes I'd just get drunk," he says.