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drink down

To drink all of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "drink" and "down." This smoothie is gross—I really can't drink it down.
See also: down, drink
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

drink something down

to drink something; to consume all of something by drinking it. Here, drink this down, and see if it makes you feel better. Drink down this medicine.
See also: down, drink
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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This preposterous forcing of unpleasant drinks down the reluctant throats of travellers is not at all uncommon in America, but I never discovered that the scruples of such wincing landlords induced them to preserve any unusually nice balance between the quality of their fare, and their scale of charges: on the contrary, I rather suspected them of diminishing the one and exalting the other, by way of recompense for the loss of their profit on the sale of spirituous liquors.
Super-slim and easy to fit in the smallest of spaces, the coolers can deep-freeze food and drinks down up to --18AC with minimal power consumption regardless of the outside temperature.
I think that is a bit rich when there are 27 in the round and the vast majority have never ever been to the bar but are glad to get plenty of free drinks down them.
During my early years at Derby County, summer trips were like mini Stag Dos and the emphasis was all on team bonding and getting a few drinks down you.
CELEBRITY WEDDING PLANNER Channel 5, 10.30pm You probably wouldn't trust The Only Way is Essex's Amy Childs and Harry Derbridge with planning a few drinks down the local, never mind the biggest day of your life.
With a few drinks down them they think they're great," she said.
* HE'S paid for rounds of drinks down his local, and put hundreds of pounds in the collection box at his parish church.
There's a bloke called Alfie who drinks down our pub and sits at the bar each night talking to a small ceramics quirrel which he carriesin his jacket pocket.
waitress who (bless her heart) plunks our drinks down out of reach and
If I get a few drinks down me I might dig out a big outsider and pray for a miracle
Of course if you want a more down-to-earth solution to your troubles, a few drinks down the pub with a mate who owes you a favour (and so will agree to indulge you with several hours of self-analysis) will probably do the trick as well.
SOMETIMES at the weekend a few drinks down the latest craft pub followed by a nice meal at a fabulous restaurant just isn't enough.
YOU probably wouldn''t trust The Only Way is Essex''s Amy Childs and Harry Derbridge with planning a few drinks down the local, never mind the biggest day of your life.