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English definition of “the bottle”

the bottle

informal
the habit of regularly drinking a lot of alcohol: She started to hit the bottle (= drink too much alcohol) after her divorce.Drinking alcohol
(Definition of the bottle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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