on the wagon

on the wagon
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(on the (water) wag(g)on)
(больше) не пьющий, давший зарок не пить (обыкн. употр. с гл. to be и to go) [первонач. амер.]; см. тж. off the wagon

After I've been working like hell all week I just got to booze up. If I didn't, I'd cut my throat or burn up the premises. But I'm glad you're on the wagon. Stay with it. (J. London, ‘Martin Eden’, ch. XVI) — Проработаешь целую неделю как черт, поневоле пойдешь в кабак. Если бы я не напивался, я бы давно перерезал себе глотку или подпалил все заведение. Но я рад, что ты из непьющих. Продолжай в том же духе.

‘I don't mind having a cup of tea.’ ‘A cup of what?’ ‘I'm on the wagon, Martha and I are going to be married.’ (W. S. Maugham, ‘Complete Short Stories’, ‘The Vessel of Wrath’) — - Я не прочь выпить чашку чаю. - Чашку чего? - Я дал зарок не пить. Мы с Мартой собираемся пожениться.

‘Have some whisky, Ed, or are you still on the wagon?’ ‘I'm not on the wagon. I just don't like the stuff.’ (I. Murdoch, ‘The Italian Girl’, ch. III) — - Хотите виски, Эд? Или вы все еще состоите в обществе трезвости? - Да нет, уже не состою. Просто я не люблю виски.


Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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  • the Wagon — The Plough, the seven brightest stars in the constellation Ursa Major • • • Main Entry: ↑wagon …   Useful english dictionary

  • off the wagon — {adj. phr.}, {slang} No longer refusing to drink whiskey or other alcoholic beverages; drinking liquor again, after stopping for a while. * /When a heavy drinker quits he must really quit. One little drink of whiskey is enough to drive him off… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the wagon — {adj. phr.}, {slang} No longer refusing to drink whiskey or other alcoholic beverages; drinking liquor again, after stopping for a while. * /When a heavy drinker quits he must really quit. One little drink of whiskey is enough to drive him off… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the wagon — {adv. phr.} Participating in an alcohol addiction program; not touching any alcoholic beverage. * /Jim s doctor and his family finally managed to convince him that he was an alcoholic and should go on the wagon./ Contrast: FALL OFF THE WAGON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the wagon — {adv. phr.} Participating in an alcohol addiction program; not touching any alcoholic beverage. * /Jim s doctor and his family finally managed to convince him that he was an alcoholic and should go on the wagon./ Contrast: FALL OFF THE WAGON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • off the wagon — 1. mod. drinking liquor after a period of abstinence. □ Poor John fell off the wagon again. Drunk as a skunk. □ He was off the wagon for a year the last time before he sobered up. 2. mod. back on drugs after a period of abstinence. □ Max is off… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • on the wagon — adverb (or adjective) : under pledge or resolution to abstain from alcoholic beverages I do drink … but I m on the wagon just now Dan Wickenden * * * on the wagon informal phrase not drinking alcohol any more Thesaurus: not drinking alcohol and… …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the wagon — adjective a) Abstaining from drinking any alcoholic drink, usually in the sense of having given it up (as opposed to never having partaken). 1917: “Thank you, but; ndash; er ndash; I’m on the wagon, you know,” declined the youth. mdash; , The… …   Wiktionary

  • on the wagon —    If someone is on the wagon, they have stopped drinking alcohol.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    Someone who is on the wagon is no longer drinking alcohol.     No wine for me please I m on the wagon …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • off the wagon — adverb (or adjective) : no longer under pledge or resolution to abstain from alcoholic beverages * * * off the wagon informal phrase drinking alcohol again after not drinking for a period of time Thesaurus: drunksynonym Main entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • on the wagon —    refraining from drinking intoxicants    Taking potable fluids only from the water wagon. It may describe a single case of abstinence, as with someone about to drive a car, or a former alcoholic who is trying to cure himself of the addiction:… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms


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