on the wagon
phrasal in or into a state of abstaining from alcoholic beverages

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • on the wagon — adjective a) Abstaining from drinking any alcoholic drink, usually in the sense of having given it up (as opposed to never having partaken). 1917: “Thank you, but; ndash; er ndash; I’m on the wagon, you know,” declined the youth. mdash; , The… …   Wiktionary

  • on the wagon — Synonyms and related words: Apostolic, Encratic, Lenten, Pythagorean, Rechabite, Shaker, Spartan, Stoic, abstemious, abstinent, ascetic, celibate, chaste, continent, fruitarian, nephalistic, sexually abstinent, sworn off, teetotal, vegetarian …   Moby Thesaurus

  • on the wagon — (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) a. Sl. sworn off, sober, *dry, abstinent, abstemious …   English dictionary for students

  • 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

  • on the water wagon — phrasal abstaining from alcoholic beverages ; on the wagon …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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