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have a skinful

tv. [for someone] to contain too much alcohol; to be alcohol intoxicated. (see also skinful. Have got can replace have.) Pete had a skinful and just sat there quietly.
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skinful

n. an intoxicating quantity of liquor; enough liquor. (see also have a skinful.) She knows enough to stop drinking before she gets a skinful.
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Nobody with half decent credentials would even take half a glance at us - even after a skinful.
With a skinful of tattoos and far more than a lifetime's experience on the road, Tracii gently and patiently gives The Rockaholix an hour-long masterclass that any professional musician would envy.
But behind the veneer of the British invasion, the real Spain still exists and a thriving cultural and historical leisure industry is slowly starting to take off in a bid to appeal to those who want more than a good tan and a skinful of cerveza.
They frequently had a skinful and Melville would come home hoarse from singing, an aspect of his life that was quite different from his activities with the new people in the art-lark.
20am and many of the 115,000 or so present didn't make it as far as the last race, succumbing to the age-old cocktail of a sunny afternoon and a skinful of booze, and sleeping it off where they lie.
I am not the kind of bloke that goes up to the game and has a skinful of beer and wants to cause trouble.
Watching mates who got in at 4am after a skinful turning out seven hours later for a kickaround on the local park - that's inspiring because they love the game.
My daughter is idling away her time practicing her Kiwi accent on me and unless I've had a skinful it just ain't funny.
You wouldn't see that with the Dog and Duck on a Sunday with a team still hungover from a skinful the night before.
George Reilly, 58, of nearby High Wycombe, said: "The people who come here will want to have a meal - they won't want to have a skinful.
Stop promoting the attitude that they are students, now a special section of society, who are expected and allowed the right to be a drunken idiot, wake families up at all hours, lose the ability to have a conversation without screaming at one another and cause property damage on their way home from getting a good skinful, because that is what a student does.
When I was a player, I knew teammates who'd go out, have a skinful and turn up for training next day, stinking like the inside of a beer barrel.
Abe Beynon usually had a skinful on a Saturday night and his voice was thick and accusatory, as if a wife might have actually dared to intrude on his Saturday night privilege.
Friday Why is it sometimes you have a skinful and feel fine the next day and on other occasions have four glasses of wine over the course of the evening only to wake up at 3am with the sweaty palpitations unable to get back to sleep?
Of course, if you were ever sitting in A&E and basing your behaviour on what you know from a fictional TV drama, then you would either be in need of the help of the psychiatry department, or else you would be the proud possessor of a skinful of beer.