drown the shamrock

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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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While the rest of the world drowns the shamrock and wears the green tomorrow, furious locals in Downpatrick - where our Patron Saint is buried - claim their day has been hijacked by this year's Comic Relief drive.