To drink down

to act on by drinking; to reduce or subdue; as, to drink down unkindness.

See also: Drink

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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All the talk of nappy changing and breastfeeding is enough to drive Jim (Ricky Tomlinson) to drink down at The Feathers.