Definition of booze-up in US English:



  • A drinking spree.

    ‘the men had sometimes had Saturday-night booze-ups together’
    • ‘It was certainly some sort of a trip: booze-ups, shakedowns, wig-outs, and flattened Alberta bureaucrats.’
    • ‘Well, sorry that I can't contribute my part to the common booze-up.’
    • ‘A lot go into town and others pack into the social club, which is great for a booze-up.’
    • ‘Then it's back on the train for dinner and a booze-up with Britain's least fashionable band.’
    • ‘The central focus of any fashion show will always be the collections themselves, and ultimately the Oxford Fashion Show will have to produce some inspiring offerings to justify its existence as anything more than a worthwhile booze-up.’
    • ‘In late 2001, I was invited by a prominent media-relations company to attend a casual booze-up, where staff would seek insight into how journalists select stories, etc.’
    • ‘Just got back from a week of beautiful English countryside, torrential rain and regular booze-ups in the crew hotel.’
    • ‘One year, the Christmas party consisted of a quad bike competition against another small company followed by a bit of a booze-up afterwards.’
    • ‘I'm probably not that far off with my assumption that these morons couldn't organize a booze-up at a brewery.’
    • ‘Until very recently they have been all-male booze-ups with sentimental songs and sexist, sometimes racist, speeches.’
    • ‘The fact remains that sportsmen and alcohol are hardly strangers in the night, and most of the game's mythical booze-ups have involved Australian cricketers.’
    • ‘After a one-hour booze-up whilst the votes were counted, all the directors mingled with the angry shareholders and it wasn't pretty.’
    • ‘But next time there's a Kilburn Bloggers booze-up, I'm definitely going to drink less.’
    • ‘The launch party for the video was the usual booze-up and good time.’
    • ‘NO late-night revelling, no booze-ups, no cavorting with local ladies: these are the usual diktats dispatched to players by their national coaches at World Cup time.’
    • ‘The other is an annual excuse for ‘Highland’ dress and maudlin booze-ups.’
    • ‘In a busy office you could have over 20 birthday booze-ups in a year with resulting hangovers and an inevitable impact on productivity.’
    • ‘‘Paying back’ does not mean just money; it means having a dinner and a booze-up.’
    • ‘On VE Day we had a booze-up in the Mess and the atmosphere was great.’
    • ‘If he's going to start moaning about poor training facilities with no footballs and no kit, not to mention harmless pre-World Cup squad booze-ups, I don't think there should be a place for him in the Republic of Ireland squad.’
    drinking bout, debauch
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