Drive us to drink - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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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.
drive someone to drink
Fig. [for someone or something] to cause someone to turn to alcohol as an escape from frustration. Being a Cubs fan is enough to drive you to drink. She was driven to drink by the problems she had with her teenage son.
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!
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Study claims St Patrick's Day can drive us to drink
@Andy McLaren said: Why are we celebrating this?
Bizarrely, one writer even claimed our "inferior transport system" and "narrow pavements" drive us to drink