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    drown one's sorrows

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am right with my interpretation of the expression in bold in the following sentence?

    When his wife was killed in an auto accident, Mr. Green tried to drown his sorrows in whiskey.

    drown one’s sorrows = get drunk or drink a lot to try to stop feeling unhappy

    Thank you for your efforts.



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