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half-lit

mod. alcohol intoxicated. John was half-lit in no time at all.

lit

1. n. literature, as a school subject. I’m flunking English lit again.
2. and lit up mod. drunk. Todd was lit up like a Christmas tree at our office party. He’s lit and can’t drive home.

lit up

verb
See lit
See also: lit, up
References in classic literature ?
Well, one Sunday morning I was sitting out here in front of my cabin, with my cat, taking the sun, and looking at the blue hills, and listening to the leaves rustling so lonely in the trees, and thinking of the home away yonder in the states, that I hadn't heard from in thirteen years, when a bluejay lit on that house, with an acorn in his mouth, and says,
They all came a-swooping down like a blue cloud, and as each fellow lit on the door and took a glance, the whole absurdity of the contract that that first jay had tackled hit him home and he fell over backward suffocating with laughter, and the next jay took his place and done the same.
The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me; but it was rough living in the house all the time, considering how dismal regular and decent the widow was in all her ways; and so when I couldn't stand it no longer I lit out.
Pretty soon a spider went crawling up my shoulder, and I flipped it off and it lit in the candle; and before I could budge it was all shriveled up.
Sometimes, when he brings back a piece she lit many years earlier, she looks at it anew and says, "I don't know the lighting designer who did those pieces--I've changed that much.
Of course, we all need a decent standard basic background: we need to be kept dry in the rain; at a reasonable temperature during times of heat and cold, and appropriately lit during our waking hours.