drive (one) to drink

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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.
See also: drink, drive

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.
See also: drink, drive

drive to drink

see under drive crazy.
See also: drink, drive

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
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