squiff


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squiff out

Sl. to collapse from drink. Hank squiffed out at midnight, right on the dot. she kept from squiffing out and barely made it home.
See also: out, squiff

on the squiff

(...skwɪf)
mod. on a drinking bout. (see also squiff.) Shorty is always on the squiff, except when he’s shooting dope.
See also: on, squiff

squiff

(skʍɪf)
n. a drunkard. (see also on the squiff.) Is there anything that can be done for a confirmed squiff?

squiff out

in. to collapse from drink. Hank squiffed out at midnight, right on the dot.
See also: out, squiff
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They have titles like The Story of Jason Squiff and Why He Had a Popcorn Hat, Popcorn Mittens and Popcorn Shoes.
These are exciting times for McGrath: not only will he be on the edge of his seat today to see whether Jered can bully his Champion Hurdle rivals into submission, but Jered's year-younger half-sister, Miss Squiff - who has guaranteed herself a future berth at Athdara Stud as the only daughter of La Noire - and his two years-younger half-brother, Joe Pye, both by Saddlers' Hall, are due to make their debuts for trainer Colm Murphy in the coming weeks.
I had similar problems with Miss Squiff - she has a crooked blaze on her face, just like Saddlers' Hall.
AT the ripe old age of ten, Squiff has taken up hunting again - since losing a quarter of her body weight.
Squiff, who rules the roost at the Olivers' Leicester home, used to pick a sunny spot and lie in it all day.
Amery on 22 October 1916: "Oh, if someone would kill Squiff [Asquith].