酒囊饭袋
jiǔ náng fàn dài
'A bag of wine, a sack of rice', describing a talentless person, one who only eats and drinks.
金貂换酒
jīndiāo huàn jiǔ
'Exchanging attendants (of rich families) with wine': Letting go of 'rites' in favor of one's passions.
酒色之徒
jiǔ sè zhī tú
'A follower of wine and women', one who pursues sensual and sexual pleasures.
借酒浇愁
jiè jiǔ jiāo chóu
'Use wine to irrigate one's worries', drink wine and relieve one's pressures and concerns.
花天酒地
huā tiān jiǔ dì
'Women (or prostitute) sky, wine earth', lead a dissolute lifestyle.
高阳酒徒
gāo yáng jiǔ tú
'The drunkard from Gaoyang', a nickname of Liu Bang, founder of the Han Dynasty, portraying him a wine-lover and unrestrained person.
对酒当歌
duì jiǔ dāng gē
'When drinking wine, one should sing', this idiom often indicates that life is short, therefore one should drink it to the fullest. Sometimes it is expresses to with concern to the importance of fulfilling one's ambitions and sometimes as a reminder that one should enjoy life. This idiom was said by general Caocao in the 'Romance of the Three Kingdoms'.
斗酒百篇
dǒu jiǔ bǎi piān
'10 liters of wine, 100 pieces of poetry' – Have a vivid imagination, great capacity for drinking and art-making.
杯酒言欢
bēi jiǔ yán huān
'A cup of wine, a cheerful talk': Describing a happy encounter between friends, involving wine-drinking and a lively chat.
绿酒红灯
lù jiǔ hóng dēng
'Green wine, red lights', leading a luxurious life of pleasure.
恋酒迷花
liàn jiǔ mí huā
'Indulge in wine and female prostitutes (or singers) – Being obsessed with wine and women.
酒醉饭饱
jiǔ zuì fàn bǎo
'Wine-drunk, rice-full', feeling satisfied after a feast.
酒余茶后
jiǔ yú chá hòu
'First wine, then tea' – Diverting oneself during leisure time.
酒肉兄弟
jiǔ ròu xiōngdì
'Brothers of wine and meat': A fair-weather friend, someone who acts like a friend only when conditions are profitable for him or her.
酒病花愁
jiǔ bìng huā chóu
The persuit of wine (and women as well) could initiate worries.
好酒贪杯
hào jiǔ tān bēi
'Loving wine, drinking to excess': Enjoying and loving wine-drinking.
杯酒解怨
bēi jiǔ jiěyuàn
'A cup of wine eliminates resentments': When drinking wine, one becomes cheerful and forgets about his or her resentments and rivalries.


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