sober up

This page is about the phrasal verb sober up.

Meaning: to become sober again after drinking too much alcohol

For example:

  • sober up It took her a few hours to sober up. She was very drunk.

  • sober sb up Do you think a cold shower might help to sober him up?

Quick Quiz:

If you want to sober up, you should drink

a. some Scotch whiskey

b. some black coffee

c. some cough medicine

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