Liquor

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Liquor

Post by Stevenloan » Sun Nov 25, 2018 2:38 am

1. I can't hold my liquor very well. I get drunk really fast off two shots.
2. I'm a lightweight. I get drunk really fast off two shots.

Hi everybody! Between "I can't hold my liquor very well" and "I'm a lightweight", which sentence sounds more common and natural to you?

Thanks a lot!

StevenLoan
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Post by Erik_Kowal » Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:13 am

1) conveys exactly what is meant, and also sounds like a natural turn of phrase from an American.

2), on the other hand, could easily be misinterpreted, or might at the very least briefly puzzle a hearer who was unsure as to whether a literal or a figurative meaning of 'lightweight' was intended.
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Post by Stevenloan » Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:05 am

Erik : Thank you very much for your help. I really appreciate it.

StevenLoan
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