drown (one's) troubles

drown (one's) troubles

To blunt or avoid one's emotions by eating or drinking (often drinking alcohol). I had an awful day at work, so come down to the bar and join me while I drown my troubles. Let's drown our troubles in ice cream and forget about our awful test scores.
See also: drown, trouble

drown one's troubles

 and drown one's sorrows
Fig. to try to forget one's problems by drinking a lot of alcohol. Bill is in the bar, drowning his troubles. Jane is at home, drowning her sorrows.
See also: drown, trouble