fall off the wagon


: to start drinking alcohol again after having stopped

Examples of fall off the wagon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And that atonement provides a way for imperfect people to better themselves, to ride the wagon, to fall off the wagon, to climb aboard the wagon again, and keep on rolling in the direction of eternal progression. Gordon Monson, The Salt Lake Tribune, 30 Aug. 2022

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“Fall off the wagon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20off%20the%20wagon. Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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