drown the shamrock

drown the shamrock

slang To drink alcohol on St. Patrick's Day. Make sure you wear green when we go to drown the shamrock tomorrow night.
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drown the shamrock

drink, or go drinking on St Patrick's day.
The shamrock with its three-lobed leaves was said to have been used by St Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, to illustrate the doctrine of the Trinity. It is now used as the national emblem of Ireland.
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ON WEDNESDAY next politicians from across the country will head off around the globe to drown the shamrock.
Makes one quite want to drown the shamrock. Happy St Patrick's Day.
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And after that chances are we'll drown the shamrock and raise a glass to St Patrick - many of us not knowing who the hell he even was.
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There he will fly another 3,000 miles to Washington to help the Irish community "drown the shamrock" on St Patrick's Day.
On St Patrick's Night the Tones will be belting out their passionate tunes while Irish-Americans drown the shamrock in Westchester, New York.
And they can forget about playing sectarian tunes or listening to speeches as they drown the shamrock.
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After a display of Irish dancing and music by the Bostonians on the village green everyone retired to the local pub to drown the shamrock and toast the success of the world's shortest parade route.
They will take flight to help drown the shamrock with the Irish people in countries all over the world.
While she may not "drown the shamrock" like her two legged friends on St Patrick's Day she has proudly produced her first clutch of green eggs just in time for the great day for the Irish.