drink someone under the table

drink (someone) under the table

To be able to drink much more alcohol than someone else. Please, she's a tipsy after one shot—I could definitely drink her under the table.
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drink someone under the table

INFORMAL
If someone drinks you under the table, they drink much more alcohol than you. Donna is the only person I know who can drink me under the table. His dad drank him under the table and then tucked him up in bed.
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drink someone under the table

consume more alcohol than your drinking companion without becoming as drunk. informal
See also: drink, someone, table
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"Being able to drink someone under the table is so commonly associated with strength, and there's such a stigma to being a lightweight," Peter Martin, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, said.
Being able to drink someone under the table may have nothing to do with years of practice, an unquenchable thirst or a taste for alcohol.