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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Hopefully her honesty and openness will help other families in their battles with the demon drink.
Milne passed away at the age of 54, after a battle with liver disease and a lifelong fight with the demon drink.
IN a week when the death of former Liberal Democrat leader Charles Kennedy brought home the terrible impact of alcoholism, today we hear of another famous figure stricken by the demon drink.
Could you give up the demon drink for a month and help a charity.
I truly believe that many others in much the same situation will now have a greater hope in beating the demon drink after reading about Billy's return from hell.
His fight was one of the demon drink, without any remorse.
Good on the other Girls Aloud gals for insisting on a booze ban on their upcoming tour - in solidarity with Sarah Harding who is said to be still getting over problems with the demon drink.
My first brush with the demon drink, other than Famous Names liqueurs and an advocaat snowball at Christmas, came at the Norton Tavern as a wide-eyed teenager.
Yet there is something in the British character which makes us hit the warpath when the demon drink gets into us.
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.
Funny that Finlay's motivation in the first place was weaning us all off the demon drink.
Atheists do not preach against the demon drink then tour the pubs selling their propaganda.
Pisces, Glasgow The demon drink can bring our true feelings to the surface and I think it's time you were honest with yourself.
But sadly, it seems it will be Best's long-running battle with the demon drink he'll be primarily remembered for.
99) he blundered his way through the action in a fog of Irish whiskey, but in this he's given up the demon drink and has to face the world sober.
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