drunk tank


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drunk tank

slang for a large police cell used for detaining drunks overnight.
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None of this is new to experienced paramedic Paul Harding-Hubbard, one of the six on duty at the drunk tank until 4am on Saturday morning.
The two thought it would be great to give people who are worse for wear the opportunity to crash out in the drunk tanks them up.
There is no such thing as a free drink, and neither is there such a thing as a free drunk tank.
Premises in Albert Road, proposed home of the Drunk Tank, will be a virtual no-go area.
In most city and town centres are empty commercial property units that could easily be turned into a US-style drunk tank very cheaply.
In the USA, drunk people are put in a drunk tank as of an evening.
A&E has become a drunk tank on the weekend as busy staff wipe up the blood spilled by those who have over-indulged.
16, was promptly put in handcuffs and taken to the Virginia Beach drunk tank, where he spent the rest of the night.
As soon as you wake up in the drunk tank, I (or one of my assistants) will be right there to whisk you to your arraignment and explain to the judge that you're not responsible for (a) running down a street's worth of mailboxes with your '92 Camry; (b) punching the bartender who tried to shut you off after your 18th pina colada; (c) dickering for lower rates with "Sunshine" at 3 a.
He lived in Vanuatu's capital city, Port Vila, and was no stranger to the drunk tank there.
Country's dance man: The story goes that Texas singer-songwriter Jerry Jeff Walker was visiting the New Orleans drunk tank in July 1965 when he met Bojangles, an itinerant street dancer who would go from bar to bar down South making a few bucks for drinks by dancing for patrons.