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on the wagon

Meaning: not drinking alcohol, esp. of an alcoholic or a heavy drinker

For example:

  • Benny wants to go on the wagon, so he's going to an Alcoholics Anonymous meeting tonight.

  • How long have you been on the wagon this time?

Quick Quiz:

Joyce is on the wagon, so she won't be
  1. here on time
  2. at home right now
  3. drinking any alcohol

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