drown (one's) sorrow(s)

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drown (one's) sorrow(s)

To attempt to forget one's troubles through the consumption of something, typically alcohol (to which the phrase originally referred). It's not healthy to just drown your sorrows every time a girl breaks up with you. Quit drinking and try to face reality. Whenever I have a hard week at work, I like to spend Friday night drowning my sorrow in pizza and ice cream.
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drown one's sorrows

Drink liquor to escape one's unhappiness. For example, After the divorce, she took to drowning her sorrows at the local bar. The notion of drowning in drink dates from the late 1300s.
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drown your sorrows

If someone drowns their sorrows, they drink a lot of alcohol in order to forget something sad that has happened to them. He was in the pub drowning his sorrows after the break-up of his relationship.
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drown your sorrows

forget your problems by getting drunk.
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drown your ˈsorrows

(informal, often humorous) try to forget your problems or a disappointment by drinking alcohol: Whenever his team lost a match he could be found in the pub afterwards drowning his sorrows.
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drown (one's) sorrow

/sorrows
To try to forget one's troubles by drinking alcohol.
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References in classic literature ?
Perhaps I had been asked to show it, with the notion of beguiling me from my misery; perhaps I was myself trying to drown my sorrows in it.
I have often sung to drown my sorrow, but seldom to express my happiness.
BEDDERS 898 COVENTRY RD, SMALL HEATH B10 0UA VErDICt: HHHHI VErDICt: HHHHI AFTER getting a right soaking in Digbeth last Friday - when a dodgy paving stone also tipped water into my shoe - I decided to drown my sorrows in the footsteps of Poirot star, David Suchet.
Joe revealed: "This is the first time in years I'm not here to drown my sorrows.
Looking on the bright side, with most fixtures played in the morning at least I'll have the whole day ahead to drown my sorrows.
Senior partner, Russell Jenkins, said, ``I am not sure whether to celebrate their retirement or drown my sorrows at losing three such valuable staff.