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    #1

    as much as

    drink someone under the table
    informal
    consume as much alcohol as one's drinking companion without becoming as drunk
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    Am I right that without "becoming as (much) drunk as the drinking companion" is implied?
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    #2

    Re: as much as

    As drunk as the drinking companion works, but as much drunk doesn't.

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    #3

    Re: as much as

    Be careful with 'as much as', Vik-Nik-Sor. 'As much drunk' can be used, but it doesn't mean what you want to express. It's quite a literary expression: 'He was not as much drunk as pleasantly squiffy/tiddly/...' In speech, the 'as much' sometimes becomes 'so much', and is often placed after its adjective (which is itself often reinforced in some way): 'He wasn't exactly drunk - so much as ...'

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