He has been more and more drowning himself into drinking.

Does this phrase make any sense?

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    It makes sense, but it's a bit clunky (and into drinking is completely non-idiomatic here). Better would be He has increasingly been drowning himself in drink. Note that in general, more and more works better with adjectives, not verb forms. For example, He became more and more angry. – FumbleFingers Reinstate Monica Jun 5 '19 at 16:22
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    When used with a verb it usually follows right after, e.g. he drank more and more and eventually slid under the table, where Jack was already lying comatose, or I don't know what to do - he just goes on drinking more and more. Drowning himself in drink is OK, as FumbleFingers has said, but I think you may be thinking of drowning his sorrows. – user96060 Jun 5 '19 at 16:42
  • Thanks a milllion, FumbleFingers and Minty, for the explanations and all amazing tips. Minty, I was thinking of he drowning himself (figuratively, of course), not his sorrows, in drink. Despite of that, until now I didn't know about the expression "drowning his sorrows" in English, so I'll consider it as a bonus. Thanks again. – Itamar Jun 5 '19 at 17:51

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