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belly up

 
1. intoxicated by alcohol. Fred was boiledbelly up—glassy-eyed. After four beers, I was belly up, for sure.
2. Sl. (of a business) bankrupt; dead. (Like a dead fish that floats belly up.) That's the end. This company is belly up. After the fire the firm went belly up.
See also: belly, up

belly up (to something)

to move up to something, often a bar. (Usually in reference to nudging one's way to a bar.) The man swaggered in and bellied up to the counter and demanded my immediate attention. As he bellied up, he said, "Do you know who I am?"
See also: belly, up

belly up

v. Slang
To approach closely: The drunk tourists bellied up to the bar and drank some more. They were shy, but when we asked them over, they eventually bellied up and joined us.
See also: belly, up

belly up

1. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Sylvia was boiled—belly up—glassy-eyed.
2. mod. dead. That’s the end. This company is belly up. (See also turn belly up.) After the fire the firm went belly up.
3. Go to belly up (to something).
See also: belly, up

belly up

verb
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