drown your sorrows

Drown your sorrows
If someone gets drunk or drinks a lot to try to stop feeling unhappy, they drown their sorrows.

The small dictionary of idiomes. 2014.

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  • drown your sorrows — phrase to get drunk in order to try to forget your problems Thesaurus: to drink alcohol, or to be drunksynonym Main entry: drown * * * drown your ˈfears/ˈloneliness/ˈsorrows, etc. idiom (especially humorous) to …   Useful english dictionary

  • drown your sorrows — drown (your) sorrows to drink a lot of alcohol because you want to stop feeling sad. Frank insisted that I accompany him to his house, where I could drown my sorrows. Usage notes: sometimes said about eating or drinking something other than… …   New idioms dictionary

  • drown your sorrows —    to drink intoxicants to excess    Supposed solace is brought about through intoxication:     If I didn t know you better I d have said you d been drowning your sorrows. (Amis, 1978) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • drown your sorrows — to get drunk in order to try to forget your problems …   English dictionary

  • drown your fears — drown your ˈfears/ˈloneliness/ˈsorrows, etc. idiom (especially humorous) to get drunk in order to forget your problems Main entry: ↑drownidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • drown your loneliness — drown your ˈfears/ˈloneliness/ˈsorrows, etc. idiom (especially humorous) to get drunk in order to forget your problems Main entry: ↑drownidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • drown sorrows — drown (your) sorrows to drink a lot of alcohol because you want to stop feeling sad. Frank insisted that I accompany him to his house, where I could drown my sorrows. Usage notes: sometimes said about eating or drinking something other than… …   New idioms dictionary

  • drown — [draun] v [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Probably from a Scandinavian language] 1.) [I and T] to die from being under water for too long, or to kill someone in this way ▪ Many people drowned when the boat overturned. ▪ Jane was drowned in the river.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • drown — [ draun ] verb ** 1. ) intransitive to sink under water and die: He fell overboard and nearly drowned. a ) transitive to kill someone by pushing them under water 2. ) transitive to cover something completely with a liquid, especially in a way… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • drown — verb 1 (I, T) to die from being under water for too long or to kill someone in this way: The woman drowned while swimming in the sea. 2 also drown out (T) to prevent a sound from being heard by making a loud noise: His voice was drowned out by… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English


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