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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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And Fowler missed training after staying stuck to his mattress after hitting the sauce and was forced to wear a flamenco dress as a forfeit.
Greg is sufficiently honest to admit he indulged on the booze a bit much when he was growing up, hitting the sauce hard in parks and out of the way areas.
The siblings are reunited by a family tragedy - the sudden death of their longsuffering mother, who has been so troubled that she's been hitting the sauce rather more than is good for her.
I really don't know who first coined the phrase "golden years." I suspect, however, he or she had been hitting the sauce quite heavily.
He was a very smooth dancer and enjoyed hitting the sauce pretty much every night.
The last quarter of Lewin's article is about "Natalie, 17, a senior at a Brooklyn private school who attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings." Natalie, we learn, was hitting the sauce like Betty Ford by age 14.
Little wonder, perhaps, the former Celtic striker and Liverpool legend can't bring himself to wag a finger at Barry Ferguson and Allan McGregor and tell them their stint in international exile is a price they should be paying for hitting the sauce at Cameron House.
"While I'm glad as it might improve him as a player, if I had a wife like his," - that would be Graciela - "I'd be hitting the sauce so I could see double of her." That might be the case Darren, but after drinking your 24 beers would you be able to do anything with her?
She's going on picnics, hitting the sauce, flirting with Dr Doom.
Donald Sutherland is a sea captain who is hitting the sauce in Virus (18).
But it is a terrible indictment of the Arsenal regime of those days that they either did not spot, or did not confront, the fact that at least three first-team players - Adams, Paul Merson and Ray Parlour - were all hitting the sauce seriously.
One insider said: "His injury problems have been getting him down and he has been hitting the sauce.