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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`In the early days, there wasn't much money to spend on hotels, so we'd pile on a bus and drink ourselves to sleep. This tour, I've got a personal trainer.