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admiral of the narrow seas
obsolete One who drunkenly vomits into someone else's lap. Stay away from Ted. He cannot hold his liquor and is known to become admiral of the narrow seas after a few drinks.
tap the admiral
To drink directly (and secretly) from a cask, as if by a straw and gimlet. The phrase refers to British admiral Horatio Nelson, whose corpse was transported to England in a liquor-filled cask that is said to have arrived empty of liquor. Someone must have tapped the admiral because we are out of liquor already!
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