Meaning of drink like a fish in English:

drink like a fish


  • Drink excessive amounts of alcohol.

    ‘he stayed sober—except on Sundays when he would lock himself away and drink like a fish’
    • ‘He works like a dog, drinks like a fish, and pops beer caps off with his teeth.’
    • ‘He was drinking like a fish, every night, into the wee hours.’
    • ‘He drinks like a fish, and yet never seems intoxicated.’
    • ‘Liza was one of those girls who could party until five am, drinking like a fish and when she woke up at seven for work still look like she had a full night's sleep.’
    • ‘I didn't know that you actually had anything in mind other than drinking like a fish.’
    • ‘I was living in London at the time, not feeling on top of the world, but then when you drink like a fish and smoke thirty a day, you don't tend to, do you?’
    • ‘She took the first $200 of her check and drank like a fish, having quit her job with this intended purpose in mind.’
    • ‘I didn't have a drop to drink until I was 18 and then I showed up at college and drank like a fish.’
    • ‘We did not see him much socially, so who told him I drank like a fish I've no idea.’
    • ‘‘I was drinking like a fish every day and taking a bunch of pills,’ she admits.’