Friday, 16 March 2012
après ski = heavy drinking
bad boy of the theatre = famous drunk
bon vivant = drunk
bon viveur = drunk
colourful (the often colourful career of Freddie Flintoff BBC September 16, 2010) = drinks heavily
difficult and dark character = drinker
excess = drinking to excess
hell-raiser = drunk
hidden alcoholics = middle-class alcoholics, BBC February 20, 2012
lovable rogue = drunk, crook
man of large appetites = drunk, womaniser
mercurial etc Andy Irons: Flamboyant and mercurial surfer who won three world titles… There was a classic malcontent, rebel-without-a-cause side to him and he admitted to "inner demons" and a self-destructive streak. Independent = drink, drugs.
nightlife = heavy drinking
revelry = heavy drinking
substance-using = drug-taking
unpredictable behaviour = heavy drinking
vices Historical fact of the day - Hollywood was founded as "utopia" for Christians wishing to live "free of vices," ie alcohol. @urbanphoto_blog
wild partying lifestyle = drinking a lot
More euphemism here.
And more euphemisms here. And here, here, here, here, here and here. And here. Some of them are about sex.