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 — If someone is on the wagon, they have stopped drinking alcohol …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • on the wagon — ► on the wagon informal teetotal. Main Entry: ↑wagon …   English terms dictionary

  • on the wagon — [adj] sober abstaining, abstemious, abstinent, cold sober*, dry, drying out, nonindulgent, not drinking, not drunk, not partaking of alcohol, restrained, took the pledge*; concept 401 …   New thesaurus

  • on the wagon — adverb (or adjective) : under pledge or resolution to abstain from alcoholic beverages I do drink … but I m on the wagon just now Dan Wickenden * * * on the wagon informal phrase not drinking alcohol any more Thesaurus: not drinking alcohol and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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 —    If someone is on the wagon, they have stopped drinking alcohol.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Someone who is on the wagon is no longer drinking alcohol.     No wine for me please I m on the wagon …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • on the wagon — mod. not now drinking alcoholic liquor. □ How long has John been on the wagon this time? □ He’s on the wagon again …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • on the wagon —    refraining from drinking intoxicants    Taking potable fluids only from the water wagon. It may describe a single case of abstinence, as with someone about to drive a car, or a former alcoholic who is trying to cure himself of the addiction:… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

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