Idiom:  Drink like a fish

A drunk cartoon fish is drinking several bottles of beer. Caption: Give me your car keys. You've been drinking like a fish so you're not driving yourself home tonight.

Drink like a fish (idiom)

Try to guess the meaning of the idiom 'drink like a fish.'   

Drink like a fish:  to drink too much alcohol at one time.

Sentence examples

  • My girlfriend drank like a fish when I brought her home for dinner to meet my parents the first time but they understood she was just very nervous.
  • I'm worried about Paul—he's been drinking like a fish again.
  • You should come on over—we're having a great time and the cocktails are only $3 during Happy Hour so everyone is drinking like a fish.
  • Did you really have to drink like a fish at my office holiday party? I'm so embarrassed to go back to work on Monday.
  • The flight attendant said she won't serve us any more drinks because you've been drinking like a fish.
  • I hate going to fraternity parties—it's not very fun when I'm sober and everyone else is drinking like a fish.
  • Give me your car keys. You've been drinking like a fish so you're not driving yourself home tonight.
  • I admit I drank like a fish in high school but by the time I got to college getting drunk wasn't much fun anymore so I stopped.
  • I'm so glad it's Friday! It's been a long and stressful week so I'm going to drink like a fish tonight!
  • I discovered nearly 350 beer cans under my son's bed—that means he's been drinking like a fish since he came back from rehab.
  • Drinking like a fish is bad for your health and bad for your wallet.
  • The first—and last—time I drank like a fish was at my sister's wedding when I was just 15 years old and I made a complete fool of myself.
  • We're really concerned because Sam's been drinking like a fish at least 4-5 nights each week.
  • It was hysterical to see your grandmother drink like a fish at brunch—she sure does like Bloody Mary cocktails.

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