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tie one on

 and hang one on; lay one on; tie it on
Sl. to get drunk. The boys went out to tie one on. They laid one on, but good.
See also: on, one, tie

tie one on

Become intoxicated; go on a drinking spree. For example, They went out and really tied one on. The precise allusion here-what it is one ties on-is unclear. [Slang; mid-1900s]
See also: on, one, tie

tie one on

and lay one on and tie it on
tv. to get drunk. The boys went out to tie one on. I’m gonna really lay one on tonight.
See also: on, one, tie

tie one on

Slang
To become intoxicated; go on a drinking spree.
See also: on, one, tie