drink like a fish
Consume large amounts of alcoholic beverages, as in He always drinks like a fish at holiday dinners. The expression, first recorded in the mid-1600s, alludes to the way fish obtain oxygen, which causes them to be open-mouthed and appear to be constantly drinking.
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When Chérif got out of prison, he worked at the fish counter of a supermarket.
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“The government just wanted to catch the big fish [in the Juarez cartel] and they ignored everything in between,” Lozoya said.
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Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
The general commanded a halt, and ordered the men to refresh and strengthen themselves by food and drink.
It was he who first said, If thine enemy hunger give him food, if he thirst give him drink.Solomon and Solomonic Literature|Moncure Daniel Conway
May looked along at the dimpled grace, And then at the saint-like, fair old face, “How funny!”
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!St. Martin's Summer|Rafael Sabatini