falling-down drunk

falling-down drunk

Severely intoxicated from alcohol, to the point of being unable to stand upright. On his 21st birthday, Jeff's friends took him to every bar in town until he was falling-down drunk.
See also: drunk

falling-down drunk

1. mod. alcohol intoxicated; very drunk. Poor Fred is falling-down drunk and has no way to get home.
2. n. a drunken person who falls down. One more falling-down drunk in this neighborhood will not be anything new.
See also: drunk
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I may not wrap myself in a Union flag and get falling-down drunk during the World Cup, but I know my country.
Remington rated himself as being "20-30" on a scale of 0-100, with 0 being totally sober and 100 being "passed out (or) falling-down drunk," according to the report.
Jostled and caressed by men and women either merely merry, drunk, or falling-down drunk, fleering, sneering masks thrust into his face, bewildered by the noise and laughter and stench, he was glad to be pushed stumbling between two dark houses out of the crush and din and the glare and smoke of the torches.
I don't binge drink or get falling-down drunk, but do you think I'm an alcoholic?
As someone who's been there, done that, by raising three kids, I can say we're not talking about mothers who are falling-down drunk here, we're talking about relaxing with friends over a drink while the kidlets are at play.
The line between me being stone-cold sober and falling-down drunk is similar to the setting on my shower between freezing cold and scalding hot ( I've not managed to find either of them yet.
The message that you can get falling-down drunk, injure yourself, forget who you are and still have a place to crash out for the night complete with professional medical care is surely more of an invitation to excessive drinking rather than a deterrent.
I try to stay in control though, I never mix my drinks because I don't want to be photographed coming out of a club falling-down drunk.
He was never violent,but it made him so verbally nasty and falling-down drunk.
I never get falling-down drunk, I don`t smoke, I don`t fool around, I`m limp-wristingly opposed to violence and a lifelong aversion to the Grateful Dead and an inability to find Cheech and Chong even remotely funny has always been enough to keep me away from recreational drugs.
The 40-year-old star literally got falling-down drunk in front of amused big-name guests at the exclusive gathering in her honour.
Drunks were likeable (bit-player Jack Norton played the amiable falling-down drunk in scores of movies of that era) or even glamorous (like William Powell in The Thin Man films).
53 for a person who is falling-down drunk to sober up at the Buckley Center's station on West Fourth Avenue in Eugene.
In this way she hopes to stem the lemming-like rush among the young to weekend boozing and then, on becoming falling-down drunk, to hospital.