hold one's liquor

Definition of hold one's liquor


  1. :  to be able to drink alcoholic beverages without becoming too drunk He can't hold his liquor at all.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane

  1. :  a liquid substance: such as

    :  a usually distilled rather than fermented alcoholic beverage

    :  a watery solution of a drug

  1. :  to dress (something, such as leather) with oil or grease

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a trip made at another's expense

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