can't see straight

can't see straight

1. Has impaired vision, often due to drunkenness. He's so drunk that he can't see straight. Please make sure he gets home safely.
2. Cannot function, typically due to anger, frustration, fatigue, etc. I'll drive mom to the cemetery—she's so upset she can't see straight. After working a 36-hour shift, I can't see straight and only want to climb into bed.
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can't see straight

Fig. cannot function (often because of strong emotion). I am so mad I can't see straight. She left me so frustrated that I couldn't see straight.
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It appears to me that Suzy is the proverbial skunk at the family picnic and Mitch is so full of guilt he can't see straight.
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