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hit the sauce

To drink alcohol, especially heavily and frequently. You need to stop hitting the sauce and start taking care of your kids!
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Struggling with lying to his family, Gary hits the sauce and ends up in a passionate clinch with Nicola.
And, knowing what he's like when he hits the sauce, mum Peggy is worried sick that her boy will do just that.
On her way to fame and glory, Helen has to navigate the collective human minefield of her drunken mother, Louise (Michele Pawk), her alcoholic and largely absent father, Jody (Frank Wood), and mama's low-status new beau Bill (Patrick Clear), who vamooses when mama hits the sauce too much.