drink to excess


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(do something) to excess

To do or indulge in something too much. I started to lose weight once I stopped regularly eating to excess. I'll go to the pub with you guys, but I'm not drinking to excess tonight—I have to be up early tomorrow.
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drink to excess

To drink alcohol to the point of intoxication. This is an important event for me, honey, so please don't drink to excess and make a fool of yourself.
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drink to excess

Euph. to drink too much alcohol; to drink alcohol continually. Mr. Franklin drinks to excess. Some people drink to excess only at parties.
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not to drink to excess, not to walk in strange dangerous neighborhoods at night, etc.
People need to be aware that there are people of all ages who drink to excess," she told Reuters Health, adding that the new study is also important because it may help people recognize whether they themselves are drinking more than recommended.
More than half of girls aged 15 and 16 say they drink to excess at least once a month, and the shocking figure also means the UK is one of the few countries where the girls binge-drink more than boys.
Adults under 25 were the most likely to drink to excess, but only about one-third were asked about drinking by their doctors, the survey revealed.
Defending Marnat Ali said the recent death of Holt's mother had caused his client to drink to excess.
Dr Bishop spoke out after a survey found 40% of men and a quarter of women in Wales drink to excess on the days that they drink at all.
His particular contempt was reserved for the growing number of young women who drink to excess.
Defence barrister Nigel Soppitt said his client would regularly drink to excess and was taking anti-depressants at the time of the attack but had now curbed his drinking.
The focus groups asked four questions on drinking in general, two questions on extreme drinking, two questions about contexts in which people drink to excess, and five questions on why people drink to excess.
WEST MIDLANDS Police is set to hand out free condoms at a Gay Pride festival in Birmingham to encourage revellers not to drink to excess.
A spokesman for the British Medical Association said: "This is irresponsible and is encouraging people to drink to excess.
The survey also reveals one in 10 people in Wales drink on a daily basis, 15 per cent drink to excess once a week and 18 per cent do it 'a few times' a week.
Ingestion of electrolyte-containing sports drinks does not prevent the development of EAH in athletes who drink to excess (1,22,32,62).
And compared to some other countries, we were far more likely to drink to excess - to go beyond becoming a little bit merry.
Nearly half of them drink to excess, consuming five or more drinks in a row, one or more times in a two-week period.