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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"It's a vicious circle because I need the drink to sleep but then I feel awful the next day.
He can't like me that much if he needs a drink to sleep with me.