One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A large prison cell for the detention of drunks.‘he woke up in the drunk tank’
dungeon, oubliette, lock-up, prisonView synonyms
- ‘From the drunk tank cops noticed the trickle of blood at the end of his stump that Harriman had ignored for years.’
- ‘He believes there should be counsellors on staff at the drunk tanks.’
- ‘Each year brings with it drunken fist fights and people making unplanned visits to the hospital or drunk tank.’
- ‘Jack gets thrown in the drunk tank where he's beaten by his cellmate and then by the local sheriff, who also happens to be running for Congress.’
- ‘There's nothing quite like watching adults vomit in public and get hauled away to the drunk tank.’
- ‘Ambulance service chiefs are hoping to set up an ‘alcohol triage centre’ - sometimes called a drunk tank - in a Leeds chapel's community room, normally used by slimming clubs.’
- ‘‘It was like being in Vancouver's drunk tank on a Saturday night,’ he says.’
- ‘A bored police officer decides to have fun with 3 guys in the drunk tank.’
- ‘He did make me smile once though when he told the story of spending the night in the drunk tank after being at the Black Dog.’
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