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 give up his new car, he tried to drown his troubles at the nearest tavern.


Словарь американских идиом. — СПб., Изд-во "Лань". . 1997.

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

  • drown one's sorrows — To become drunk in order to forget one s troubles • • • Main Entry: ↑sorrow * * * forget one s problems by getting drunk …   Useful english dictionary

  • drown one's sorrows — or[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 give up his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drown one's sorrows — or[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 give up his …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • drown one's sorrows — drink alcohol to forget one s problems He s in the bar drowning his sorrows with a beer …   Idioms and examples

  • drown one's sorrows — forget one s problems by getting drunk. → drown …   English new terms dictionary

  • drown one's sorrows — verb to drink heavily to commiserate oneself …   Wiktionary

  • drown one's sorrows in drink — drink alcohol to forget one s troubles …   English contemporary dictionary

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

  • 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

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