corked up

cork up

1. Literally, to insert a cork into something, such as the opening of a bottle. A noun or pronoun can be used between "cork" and "up." There's still some wine in the bottle, so should we cork it up?
2. To become quiet. Typically used as an imperative. In this usage, the phrase is often "cork it up." Cork it up, kids—all the screaming is giving me a headache!
See also: cork, up

corked (up)

and corky
mod. alcohol intoxicated. You’d be corked up, too, if you’d drunk as much as I have. Willie’s acting sort of corky.
See also: corked, up
References in classic literature ?
And she said it with such great condescension as well as with such great compassion for him, that Bounderby, - far more disconcerted than if she had thrown her workbox at the mirror, or swooned on the hearthrug, - corked up the smelling-salts tight in his pocket, and thought, 'Now confound this woman, who could have even guessed that she would take it in this way