off the wagon
phrasal in or into a state of no longer abstaining from alcoholic beverages <
fell off the wagon
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New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • off the wagon — {adj. phr.}, {slang} No longer refusing to drink whiskey or other alcoholic beverages; drinking liquor again, after stopping for a while. * /When a heavy drinker quits he must really quit. One little drink of whiskey is enough to drive him off… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the wagon — {adj. phr.}, {slang} No longer refusing to drink whiskey or other alcoholic beverages; drinking liquor again, after stopping for a while. * /When a heavy drinker quits he must really quit. One little drink of whiskey is enough to drive him off… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall off the wagon — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {alcoholism and drug culture} To return to the consumption of an addictive, such as alcohol or drugs, after a period of abstinence. * /Poor Joe has fallen off the wagon again he is completely incoherent today./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall off the wagon — {v. phr.}, {slang}, {alcoholism and drug culture} To return to the consumption of an addictive, such as alcohol or drugs, after a period of abstinence. * /Poor Joe has fallen off the wagon again he is completely incoherent today./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the wagon — {adv. phr.} Participating in an alcohol addiction program; not touching any alcoholic beverage. * /Jim s doctor and his family finally managed to convince him that he was an alcoholic and should go on the wagon./ Contrast: FALL OFF THE WAGON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the wagon — {adv. phr.} Participating in an alcohol addiction program; not touching any alcoholic beverage. * /Jim s doctor and his family finally managed to convince him that he was an alcoholic and should go on the wagon./ Contrast: FALL OFF THE WAGON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be on the wagon — See: ON THE WAGON, FALL OFF THE WAGON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • be on the wagon — See: ON THE WAGON, FALL OFF THE WAGON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wagon — See: FIX SOMEONE S WAGON, HITCH ONE S WAGON TO A STAR, JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON, OFF THE WAGON, ON THE WAGON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wagon — See: FIX SOMEONE S WAGON, HITCH ONE S WAGON TO A STAR, JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON, OFF THE WAGON, ON THE WAGON …   Dictionary of American idioms

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