Definition of Drain the cup
1. Verb. Drink to the last drop. "Drink up--there's more wine coming"
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Literary usage of Drain the cup
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1. The Critical Review, Or, Annals of Literature by Tobias George Smollett (1805)
"... who drain the cup of flattery, dregs and all ; and to the cool contempt (for it is unworthy to excite so strong a feeling as disgust) of every man of ..."
2. The Knickerbocker: Or, New-York Monthly Magazine by Charles Fenno Hoffman, Timothy Flint, Lewis Gaylord Clark, Kinahan Cornwallis, John Holmes Agnew (1840)
"Let this adventurer sing the song of our country, or let him go drain the cup of tears with Satan ! CHORUS. In the depths of gloomy Tartarus, If he will not ..."
3. The English Illustrated Magazine (1895)
"... apple in his throat rise and fall with the effort he m ade to swallow, but he drank so slowly that it seemed to me that he would never drain the cup. ..."