stone cold sober

stone-cold sober

Completely sober; not intoxicated to any degree by drugs or alcohol. I'm stone-cold sober, so I'll drive us home. No, I'm not high—I've been stone-cold sober from the day I started working here!
See also: sober

stone (cold) sober

mod. absolutely sober. I am stone cold sober, or I will be by morning anyway.
See also: cold, sober, stone
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The Stone cold sober hitmaker thought a lot about what she wanted her child and future grandchildren to hear when she was making the record because she wants her music to send a positive message to them.
Oh, the bitch is back/ Stone cold sober as a matter of fact/I can bitch, I can bitch 'cause I'm better than you/It's the way that I move, the things that I do.
I just can't cope being around people who are smashed when I'm stone cold sober.
Stone Cold Sober was the 2009 debut single of which English singer/ songwriter?
I don't think he remembers when the babies couldn't sleep, and when they were ill "So this time, now he's stone cold sober, I think he'll get a shock.
He was stone cold sober that night, having been at work," Mr Caulfield said.
We can only hope that Paloma wasn't Stone Cold Sober when she decided to put it on.
By the time your two hours of 'date night' are up, all you've done is talk about the baby, failed to conjure up a mood that anyone could describe as romantic, are stone cold sober and, courtesy of the fact that you've been up for six hours the night before, have worked very hard not to fall asleep in your soup.
30pm and I've a horror flashback of taking the mic off the band setting up at 8pm and murdering Sweet Child O' Mine accapella to a bemused work party of 60 who had just arrived stone cold sober.
BraKe, the road safety charity, is calling on drivers to commit to staying stone cold sober if driving home from Christmas festivities.
Mr Austin insisted: "My stone cold sober assessment of you is that you are one of the most stupid and unpleasant MPs I've met.
Hugely theatrical, this born entertainer's a dab hand at soaring retro-referencing soul and sassy pop - from the brass-blasted stomp of Stone Cold Sober to the beguiling, panoramic sweep of her biggest chart hit to date, the mega-selling New York.
From the brass-blasted stomp of Stone Cold Sober, to the beguiling sweep of her biggest chart hit New York, the record went on to sell more than half a million copies, earning Faith a nomination for Best British Female at the Brit Awards and the honour of closing the 2011 ceremony singing with Cee-Lo Green.
A study by University of Illinois psychologists has found that men who enjoy a relaxing drink are actually better at solving brain teasers than those who are stone cold sober.
She told the newspaper: "I have never, never, never in my life gone into the BBC other than being stone cold sober.