on the wagon

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Englisch - Türkisch
{k} (deyim) icki icmeme,agzina icki koymama
içkiyi bırakmış
{k} içkiyi bırakmış durumda
on the waggon
içkiyi bırakmış
Englisch - Englisch
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; – er – I’m on the wagon, you know,” declined the youth. — Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Oakdale Affair.

By extension, maintaining a program of self-improvement or abstinence from some other undesirable habit

He’s been on the smoking cessation wagon for two weeks now.

be on the wagon
abstain from alcoholic drinks
on the wagon

    Silbentrennung

    on the Wag·on

    Türkische aussprache

    ôn dhi wägın

    Antonyme

    off the wagon

    Aussprache

    /ˈôn ᴛʜē ˈwagən/ /ˈɔːn ðiː ˈwæɡən/

    Etymologie

    [ 'on, 'än ] (preposition.) before 12th century. Early 20th century American temperance|temperance]] movement. Originally “on the water wagon” or “on the water cart”,, , Michael Quinion“” in the Online Etymology Dictionary, Douglas Harper, 2001"Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins" by Robert Hendrickson, New York, 1997. referring to carts used to hose down dusty roads. Alice Hegan Rice|Alice Hegan Rice]], Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch|Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch]], 1901, at Project Gutenberg :I wanted to git him some whisky, but he shuck his head. ‘I'm on the water-cart,’ sez he. Compare New York Anti-Saloon League|New York Anti-Saloon League]]: :Be a good sport about it. No more falling off the water wagon. Uncle Sam will help you keep your pledge.

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