Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “hit the bottle”

hit the bottle

to start to drink too much alcoholDrinking alcohol
(Definition of hit the bottle from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Drinking alcohol, but you might be interested in these topics from the Drink topic area:

Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Translations of “hit the bottle”

Word of the Day

pint

a measure for liquid equal to about half a litre

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More