off the wagon

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English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

off the wagon

  1. (idiomatic) No longer maintaining a program of self-improvement or abstinence from an undesirable habit, especially drinking alcohol.
    She kept up her diet for an entire month before falling off the wagon.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Also used as an adjective, usually as a predicate: "He is off the wagon again."

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