on the bottle

on the bottle

Drinking alcohol frequently or in great volume. John was on the bottle for years before getting sober.
See also: bottle, on
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on the ˈbottle

(informal) drinking a lot of alcoholic drinks regularly: I see he’s back on the bottle again.
See also: bottle, on
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