in a heap

in a heap

mod. alcohol intoxicated. The guys were all in a heap after the blast.
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There were forty wolves, and forty times a wolf was killed, so that at last they all lay dead in a heap before the Woodman.
When the Wicked Witch looked out again and saw all her crows lying in a heap, she got into a terrible rage, and blew three times upon her silver whistle.
For in a heap higher than the King's palace lay all the grain of the country, and not a single stalk of corn had been left behind in any of the fields.
He tore his way through his persecutors, flinging one of them clear over the parapet; he bowled a horse and his rider down, and plunged straight for the next, got home with his horns, wounding both horse and man; on again, here and there and this way and that; and one after another he tore the bowels out of two horses so that they gushed to the ground, and ripped a third one so badly that although they rushed him to cover and shoved his bowels back and stuffed the rents with tow and rode him against the bull again, he couldn't make the trip; he tried to gallop, under the spur, but soon reeled and tottered and fell, all in a heap.
The Scarecrow arrived with a coil of clothes-lines and ropes which he had taken from the courtyard, and in his trip up the stairs he had become so entangled in the loose ends of the ropes that both he and his burden tumbled in a heap upon the roof and might have rolled off if Tip had not rescued him.
Two of them picked their heads from their shoulders and hurled them at the shaggy man with such force that he fell over in a heap, greatly astonished.
These he deposited in a heap on the big table, and dipping again, he fished out the stragglers and added them to the pile.
It piled up in a heap, a mound, a huge and growing wave of dead and dying.
In a nutshell: Humanistic, if ever-so-slightly schematic, study of a cheery English working class lady who gets in a heap of trouble for performing illegal abortions.