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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Drowning one's sorrow (and, eventually, one's soul) in a pool of vices, a soul-searching Black Thought ponders how his life could go so horribly wrong, so horribly fast, in the probing lines, "After the love is lost/Friendship dissolves/And even blood is lost/Where did it begin/The way we did each other wrong/Troubled water neither one of us could swim across.
Scribbler too will mourn it's loss, as there was nothing quite like writing about savage Central Government funding cuts affecting the city council, and then drowning one's sorrows with a brew the colour of straw, sat in the near darkness.
To be fair, quantitative easing saved the banks and eased the I pain (it wasn't just food price inflation that propped up supermarket sales), but drowning one's sorrows doesn't help.
It might be a case of drowning one's sorrows at another.
Aside from drowning one's sorrows with some other liquid, what's a consumer to do?
When it comes to drowning one's sorrows, Margaritaville sounds like a livelier place than the fiddle-dee-doo of ``living high on Barstool Hill'' or a jukebox playing 'round the clock.
One is always drowning one's sorrows or celebrating what small success we have.