drink (someone) under the table

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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

Fig. to be able to drink more alcohol than someone else. I bet I can drink you 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
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drink somebody under the ˈtable

(informal) drink more alcohol than somebody without becoming as drunk as they do: Believe me, she can drink anyone under the table!
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The Irish didn't just drink us under the table, they drunk us under the new Cheltenham Grandstand.
Even though they are all in their 40s they still knew how to go out and have a good night - they could drink us under the table.