hit the bottle

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hit the bottle ‎(third-person singular simple present hits the bottle, present participle hitting the bottle, simple past and past participle hit the bottle)

  1. (idiomatic, colloquial) To drink alcohol steadily and in excess, particularly in response to a setback.
    He's been hitting the bottle hard since his wife left him.

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