half under

half under

 
1. Lit. semiconscious. I was half under and could hear what the doctor was saying. I was afraid they would start cutting while I was only half under.
2. Fig. Inf. to be intoxicated; to be tipsy. He was half under and could barely stand up. Only four beers and she was half under.
See also: half
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The Huskies turned the ball over 10 times in the first half under the Arizona State pressure.