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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He could not, could he, have meant us who go to the races-reading the form, checking the advice of tipsters, assessing the going, the draw, the ability of the trainer and the jockey, the value offered by bookmaker and Tote before investing, watching, drowning sorrow and then doing it all over again half an hour later?
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Already there are reports of increased levels of depression and tension headaches, not to mention health problems associated with economising, like skipping meals, cancelling gym memberships and drowning sorrows with alcohol.
Already doctors are reporting increased levels of depression and tension headaches, not to mention health problems associated with economising, like skipping meals, cancelling gym memberships and drowning sorrows with alcohol.
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Already there are reports of increased levels of depression and tension headaches, not to mention health problems associated with economising, such as skipping meals, cancelling gym memberships and drowning sorrows with alcohol.
Extended drinking sessions to celebrate the wins or drowning sorrows and sulking should things not go according to plan on the pitch, can create an atmosphere where friction can accumulate and, before you know it, you're having a huge row.
Whether celebrating victories or drowning sorrows, Wales has never needed too much of an excuse to reach for its favourite tipple - beer.
QWhether celebrating or drowning sorrows, surely one should make a bit of an effort with what you're drinking.
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