One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Trouble or disturb someone so much that they start to drink alcohol heavily.‘a job with enough management crises and near-disasters to drive any sane person to drink’
- ‘The noises in the basement at night it was enough to drive a bloody saint to drink.’
- ‘North Yorkshire youngsters are being driven to drink and drugs because they are bored and disillusioned with rural life, a new report will reveal.’
- ‘Baino is the most genial, laughing at situations that, in retrospect, probably drove him to drink.’
- ‘Is there something in the profession that drives people to drink?’
- ‘It's a nightmarish experience that drives the teetotalling Higgins to drink and to a short breakdown.’
- ‘Loneliness drives people to drink, to gamble, to shop of to get involved in destructive relationships.’
- ‘It is another of the contradictions that drive me to drink.’
- ‘I've always assumed that politics would drive anyone to drink.’
- ‘Anti-smoking is one of those issues, like porn-censorship, animal rights and gun control, that can drive me to drink and libertarianism.’
- ‘The two week hype and hoopla leading up to the Super Bowl is enough to drive a sane person to drink.’
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