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 alcohol:

I decided I'd drown my sorrows in a bucket of chocolate ice cream.


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  • 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\ one's\ sorrows — • drown one s sorrows • drown one s troubles v. phr. informal To drink liquor to try to forget something unhappy. When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey. When Fred lost his job and had to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • drown one's troubles — See: DROWN ONE S SORROWS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • 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\ one's\ troubles — • drown one s sorrows • drown one s troubles v. phr. informal To drink liquor to try to forget something unhappy. When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey. When Fred lost his job and had to… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • 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

  • drown — ► VERB 1) die or kill through submersion in water. 2) submerge or flood (an area). 3) (usu. drown out) make inaudible by being much louder. ● drown one s sorrows Cf. ↑drown one s sorrows ORIG …   English terms dictionary

  • drown one's sorrows — ► drown one s sorrows forget one s problems by getting drunk. Main Entry: ↑drown …   English terms 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


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