drown your sorrows

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 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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THERE was a time when a day at the races meant a few bets and a few pints afterwards to drown your sorrows after all the money you'd lost.
Or if the news is bad, you can down a few to drown your sorrows.
Your in-depth guide to some of the most out of the way parts of Europe includes: l Maps (some in colour, most black and white) l A guide to pubs to visit to drown your sorrows and clubs to avoid (St Gallen, Hapoel Tel Aviv, Viking Stavanger.
FAT LES: Jerusalem (Parlophone) - Useful to drown your sorrows when England lose but Vindaloo it ain't.