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Idioms

drink like a fish

This page is about the idiom drink like a fish

INFORMAL

Meaning

If someone drinks like a fish, they drink a lot of alcohol.

For example

  • Since he got back from the war Billy's been drinking like a fish, and we think he needs some help.

  • Some people might say I drink like a fish, but I don't think I drink too much.

Quick Quiz

Even though uncle Barry drinks like a fish, he

a. never drinks alcohol

b. never looks drunk

c. never drinks much

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Contributor: Matt Errey