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drunk tank

slang A jail cell where people are detained after having been arrested for public drunkenness or a similar offense. My son's in the drunk tank, so I have to go down to the police station and pick him up.
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drunk tank

n. a jail cell where drunks are kept. (see also junk tank.) They hose down the drunk tank every hour on Friday and Saturday nights.
See also: drunk, tank
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Mr Walton added: "We are only too happy to help out and provide a number of tents and equipment for the pop-up drunk tanks.
There is no such thing as a free drink, and neither is there such a thing as a free drunk tank.
None of this is new to experienced paramedic Paul Harding-Hubbard, one of the six on duty at the drunk tank until 4am on Saturday morning.
The drunk tank is the latest example of the authorities' attempt to deal with excess drinking in Cardiff, after police last week designated three city centre bars as "red traffic light" premises.
2 Paddy Power taking a "drunk tank" to Royal Ascot so punters can sleep off the booze.
BOOZED.UP revellers will be able to recover from the effects of binge drinking at a new "drunk tank" proposed for Middlesbrough.
Westminster Council has opened a 'drunk tank', to prevent A&E departments becoming overrun with sozzled patients.
The idea of a "drunk tank" in A&E -a supervised room where people can sleep off the effects of consuming too much alcohol without causing disruption - has also been mooted.
A mobile treatment unit, nicknamed a "drunk tank" was set up at the Millennium Stadium from 8pm until 4am to treat patients with non-emergency injuries who were brought in by ambulance from the surrounding city centre area.
Ambulance service bosses last night hailed their pioneering "drunk tank" initiative a success, with paramedics treating 140 patients at their festive clinic in Birmingham.
"DRUNK tank" is an ugly phrase fo r an ugly modern phenomenon - that of the epidemic of binge drinking which blights our town and city centres.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has agreed to discuss the drunk tank plan with Tory leader Ruth Davidson.
DRUNK TANK A private company will run them, surely a supermarket is the type to use, lock them up, then stock them up with more supplies of cheap booze.
It will soon become a rite of passage for yobs and smashed stag night revellers to get banged up for a night in a drunk tank.