drink (oneself) silly

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drink (oneself) silly

To drink alcohol in large quantities. Of course you don't remember last night at the bar—you drank yourself silly!
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ˌdrink, ˌlaugh, ˌshout, etc. yourself ˈsilly

(informal) drink, laugh, shout, etc. so much that you cannot behave in a sensible way: Everyone was too busy laughing themselves silly to notice her quietly leave the room.
See also: silly
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Because trendy bars are anathema to me, the triumph of style over substance, a refuge for the self-obsessed who drink themselves silly with cocktails typically named by someone with a smutty schoolboy sense of humour.
If our young and educated want to drink themselves silly that's their own business.
Fed up with the bad image lent to Bulgaria by resorts plagued by drunken and rowdy foreign tourists who come to drink themselves silly on cheap booze, a group of hoteliers want to "blacklist" tour operators who organise alcohol tourism trips.
Saturday racing and the big festivals now appear to be aimed at the corporate types or the lad/ladette culture who are happy to drink themselves silly.
But what is one to make of the many drownings involving inebriated adults, often hotel guests who drink themselves silly as part of some 'all-inclusive' packages?
It is about time the softly softly legal system, drowning in human and civil rights legislation, allowed our law enforcement bodies to act with tougher sanctions on people who drink themselves silly and then fight in front of friends, bystanders and the general public with no regard for anybody except themselves.
THE party season is now in full swing - but not everyone wants to drink themselves silly over the festive season.
The justice system is to answer for all of this and we can blame the high unemployment rate but in my mind's eye it's probably the pubs being open 24/7 to allow these thugs to drink themselves silly, get their brains sozzled and spoil it all for the true Sky Blue fans.
Yes, men will be left to drink themselves silly while waiting even longer for female companions to finish re-touching their make-up, gossiping and watching the end of EastEnders, Corrie or Emmerdale.
Why are their parents letting them out, letting them drink themselves silly, acting appallingly, hurting people, getting into trouble, getting other people into trouble, and what's more, why aren't landlords, landladies, and bouncers stopping them from drinking?
I know an Italian family and the young men there would think it was an absolute disgrace to drink themselves silly and be sick in the streets, although they will drink wine for hours with friends on Friday nights.
It's become fashionable for boys and girls to regularly drink themselves silly.
Why do racecourses exert themselves to attract the kind of person who will go once, drink themselves silly, and in all probability never go again, while regulars are alienated to the point that they don't want to go either?
Like Mal, on the two occasions I have been into a casino I have taken pounds 50 in with me, and left with nowt, but it was a good evening's entertainment, but I will never understand the youngsters of today who feel the need to drink themselves silly, or take drugs until their brains fry, despite warnings.
Never one to mince his words, Mr Conway declared: "They sit around in these curious little bistros, drink themselves silly and wish they were doing what the rest of us are getting on with.