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hit the bottle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhit the bottlehit the bottleinformalDRUNK to start drinking too much alcohol regularly After his marriage failed, he hit the bottle big time. hit
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hit the bottleHis 1954 marriage to Born Free star Virginia McKenna broke up and he hit the bottle.Instead he hit the bottle and blamed her for it.
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