41 – Slang & Idioms About Drinking Alcohol Lesson

MichaelADIdioms, Slang, Vocabulary 5 Comments

Learning slang and idioms can make your English sound more natural. For today’s English lesson, I’m going to show you some slang and idioms related to drinking alcohol. I hope you enjoy it!

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:

Basic Drinking Vocabulary

  • I’ll be serving liquor at my barbecue on Sunday.
  • Jane drinks beer and wine, but not hard liquor.

Slang words for beer and liquor:

  • Would you like a brew?
  • Jane, can you get me a cold one from the fridge?
  • There is a lot of booze at the party tonight.
  • I don’t like any of the hard stuff, but I do like wine.

How to describe people who drink.

  • He is a heavy drinker. He drinks a lot of liquor.
  • He’s a big drinker. I like drinking.
  • I’m not such a big drinker.
  • I’m a lightweight.
  • I don’t drink so much.
  • I’m not a whisky drinker. I’m not a beer drinker.

Drinking Actions

  • I bet I can drink you under the table.
  • I drank down two shots of tequila.
  • I hear his mom drinks like a fish.
  • Jim can drink anyone we know under the table.

Slang expressions and idioms to describe someone who is drunk:

  • He’s bombed.
  • He’s three sheets to the wind.
  • He’s plastered.
  • He’s as drunk as a skunk.
  • He’s well oiled.
  • He’s wasted.

If you drink too much, you might feel sick the next day. We use have a hangover and be hung-over:

  • I have a hangover.
  • I am hung-over.

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Comments 5

  1. Hi Michael,
    1. Jack likes to drink beer and Jim likes to drink booze.
    2. Jim drinks more because he drinks anyone we know under the table!

    I love booze but I’m not such a big drinker.

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