hold one's liquor

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of hold one's liquor

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

Word by Word Definitions

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

  2. : to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

  3. : to have as a mark of distinction

  1. : stronghold

  2. : confinement, custody

  3. : prison

  1. : the interior of a ship below decks

  2. : the cargo compartment of a plane

liquor play
  1. : a liquid substance: such as

  2. : a usually distilled rather than fermented alcoholic beverage

  3. : a watery solution of a drug

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

  2. : to make drunk with alcoholic liquor

  3. : to drink alcoholic liquor especially to excess


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