May 26, 2024
French expression

French expression of the Day: Boire comme un trou

Boire comme un trou

Literally: to drink like a hole.

Meaning: You can use this idiom to gently criticize someone who drinks lots of alcohol and never knows when to stop.

Swahili: Kunywa kama shimo

English counterpart: to drink like a fish, to drink heavily

C’est normal que tu ne te rappelles de rien, t’as bu comme un trou hier.

It’s normal for you not to remember anything, you drank like a fish yesterday.

Pour certains jeunes, boire comme un trou est un jeu.

For some young people, drinking heavily is a game.

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