drink (someone) under the table

Definition of drink (someone) under the table

informal
:to drink more alcohol than (someone else) without becoming extremely drunk, unconscious, etc.
  • He tried to drink me under the table.

Word by Word Definitions

drink play
  1. : swallow, imbibe

  2. : to take in or suck up : absorb

  3. : to take in or receive avidly

  1. : a liquid suitable for swallowing

  2. : alcoholic beverages

  3. : a draft (see 1draft 2b) or portion of liquid

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

under play
  1. : in or into a position below or beneath something

  2. : below or short of some quantity, level, or limit

  3. : in or into a condition of subjection, subordination, or unconsciousness

  1. : below or beneath so as to be overhung, surmounted, covered, protected, or concealed by

  2. : subject to the authority, control, guidance, or instruction of

  3. : receiving or undergoing the action or effect of

  1. : lying or placed below, beneath, or on the ventral side

  2. : facing or protruding downward

  3. : lower in rank or authority : subordinate

table play
  1. : a piece of furniture consisting of a smooth flat slab fixed on legs

  2. : a group of people assembled at or as if at a table

  3. : a legislative or negotiating session

  1. : to remove (something, such as a parliamentary motion) from consideration indefinitely

  2. : to place on the agenda

  3. : to put on a table

  1. : suitable for a table or for use at a table

  2. : suitable for serving at a table

  3. : proper for conduct at a table


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