drinking problem

noun

US
: a habit of regularly drinking too much alcohol

Examples of drinking problem in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There’s also some suggestion in that film that Callie maybe has a bit of a drinking problem. Brian Davids, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Mar. 2024 Army records noted in the court document say that Dempsey developed a drinking problem while in the Army and would become aggressive while under the influence of alcohol. Greg Wehner, Fox News, 20 Feb. 2024 But the Macy's Santa turns out to have a drinking problem, leading to the hiring of Kris (Edmund Gwenn, in an Oscar-winning role), who may or may not be the real Santa. Gwen Ihnat, EW.com, 17 Nov. 2023 And dangerous probably through the drinking problem and her own quiet desperation. Clayton Davis, Variety, 30 Nov. 2023 To round out the character’s down-and-out image, the movie gives the fictional Rongen a drinking problem and hot temper that the real, exceedingly amiable Rongen didn’t possess. Thomas Floyd, Washington Post, 16 Nov. 2023 Tony, who has a drinking problem, started drinking beer early. Amy Dickinson, Washington Post, 17 Oct. 2023 But if Ursula and Caitlin try to avoid conflict, Kristina (Shannon Tyo), an anesthesiologist with five children and a drinking problem, definitively does not. Jesse Green, New York Times, 5 June 2023 McGraw got his drinking problem under control largely due to his wife's support and encouragement. Maggie Horton, Country Living, 10 Sep. 2023

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“Drinking problem.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/drinking%20problem. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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