the demon drink

the demon drink

slang A derogatory phrase for alcohol that emphasizes its negative effects. Woe be to any of you who fall under the spell of the demon drink.
See also: demon, drink

the demon ˈdrink

(British English, humorous) alcoholic drink: It was the demon drink that made me act in that way.
See also: demon, drink
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Explaining Moore's no-show in May, Jackson told the court: "He took his wife to Venice for her birthday but while there, he fell off the wagon and the demon drink, which has been a major problem for him, kicked in.
Our nation's unhealthy relationship with the demon drink was back in the news last week with a report revealing Irish adults were placed fifth overall in world rankings of alcohol consumption.
At least Sonya has the sense to check herself into hospital rather than be tempted by the demon drink. When she returns home, Toadie is thrilled she seems to have turned a corner, but grows increasingly concerned when David reveals that her toxicology results show she has opiates in her system.
If you can't go 90 minutes without booze, you should be seriously questioning your dependence on the demon drink.
Their popularity waned and alcohol regained its hold, before they were revived by the Temperance Union during the Victorian era, but they were less than successful in the fight against the demon drink.
Unlike many programmes about the demon drink, it doesn't focus on alcoholism but rather the British trend to go out at the weekend and get sloshed with your mates.
Many of Ramsay Street's young residents have fallen foul of the demon drink over the years.
NEIGHBOURS Channel 5 MANY of Ramsay Street's young residents have fallen foul of the demon drink over the years.
But some of us appreciate his dedication, marvel at his determination to leave the demon drink alone while he is still playing and pay regular tribute to his honesty on the pitch.
Upset, will she turn back to the demon drink to help her cope?
When the race moved from the Town Moor, members of the Temperance Movement - dedicated to defeating the demon drink - joined with the freemen and aldermen of the city in organising an alternative attraction for local holidaymakers.
PARTER Coronation Street (ITV1, 8.30pm) It's the anniversary of last year's tram crash and the producers have decided to devote a whole episode to Peter Barlow and his struggle with the demon drink. In tonights episode poor Peter learns that a friend has died, discover's his wife can't have children and has a run-in with his guilty pleasure, Carla.
But sadly, it seems it will be Best's long-running battle with the demon drink he'll be primarily remembered for.
Kenny, 44, and originally from Stockton, also sees work in agriculture or a garden centre as a real possibility now after overcoming the demon drink, which plunged his life into a twilight world of shop doorways, grubby bedsits and hostel accommodation.
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