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Start to drink alcohol heavily.‘his marriage broke up and he hit the bottle’
drink, swallow, guzzle, slurp, attack, down, drink down, drink up, force down, get down, finish off, polish off, drain, empty, imbibe, have, take, partake of, ingest, consume, sup, sip, lapView synonyms
- ‘And I've been hitting the bottle in the evenings to help me get by.’
- ‘She suffered from manic depression, and when she died after a long illness, Bellany - always fond of the drink - hit the bottle with venom.’
- ‘The star has had a troubled time in the last few months after reportedly hitting the bottle again.’
- ‘The significant jump in the number of women who are dying from alcohol-related illness proves that more and more women are hitting the bottle.’
- ‘Gerald soon finds himself driven back to his old habits, hitting the bottle and using sleazy journalistic tactics in a desperate search for the answers surrounding his ill-fated apartment building.’
- ‘She was also hitting the bottle enthusiastically, believing she had been ‘misdiagnosed’ by the Priory.’
- ‘Will Jackson lose his chance at regaining the trust of his family, or will he go back to hitting the bottle?’
- ‘‘It was like an alcoholic hitting the bottle again,’ Raihala said.’
- ‘Word had reached me that he was going through a bad patch, hitting the bottle and living in a hostel for the homeless.’
- ‘Barton Peveril's students are putting across a message which they hope will make other teenagers sit up and think about the perils of hitting the bottle.’
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