drive somebody to drink

drive (one) to drink

To be so unpleasant as to impel one to drink alcohol to forget about it. The stress of this job will drive me to drink.
See also: drink, drive, to
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drive somebody to ˈdrink

(often humorous) make somebody so annoyed, worried, etc. that they begin to drink too much alcohol: A week with those noisy kids is enough to drive anyone to drink!
See also: drink, drive, somebody, to
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