drain the cup


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Verb1.drain the cup - drink to the last drop; "drink up--there's more wine coming"
drink, imbibe - take in liquids; "The patient must drink several liters each day"; "The children like to drink soda"
References in classic literature ?
But I was one of the sort who drain the cup to the dregs.
The ill humor of the powers-that-be forced Socrates to drain the cup of hemlock to the dings, sent Ovid into exile, made Seneca open his veins.
She - a married and wealthy socialite - and he - a struggling pulp sci-fi writer on the run from the law - desire to make real the illusion of an unfettered purity of spirit, the freedom to 'roll around in their emotions - live for the moment, spout poetry out of both ends, burn the candle, drain the cup, howl at the moon'.