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be in (one's) altitudes

obsolete To be inebriated. That gentleman becomes most uncivil when he is in his altitudes.
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in the altitudes

Intoxicated, with the connotation of being "high" (overly cheerful, unable to focus) as well. A: "Don't mind him, he's just in the altitudes." B: "Seriously? How is he drunk already?" Once I get in the altitudes, I usually can't stop giggling!
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2max] decreases approximately by 10% of the SL value for every 1,000 m of altitudes above 1,500 m.
It is important, therefore, to know and to be aware of the common medical problems of high altitude exposure and their treatment.
Thus, the exposition of players to low altitudes (500 to 2,000 m) might have detrimental effects on performance in match play.
Higher altitudes also have less air density - about 3 percent reduction for every 1,000 feet - which can result in faster speeds in ski and skating races due to less aerodynamic drag, but can also affect timing and other technical components in skill sports.
People born at high altitudes exhibit physiological differences from people who are recent arrivals or even long-term visitors.
Some have rationalized this error, "The GPS altitude feature just isn't accurate at high altitudes," or "It amazes me that the Air Force buys such cheap equipment.
Although direct temperature data aren't available, the thinning of the air at high altitudes has been detected.
It has been superseded by the TERPZ SIX, where top altitudes now vary by transition and are a lot higher than 4000.
Living at very high altitudes (more than 17500 feet) at low PaO2 brings changes in blood, cardiovascular system, respiratory system and emotional state, depending on multiple factors including age and ethnic origin of the individuals, duration of stay, altitude and associated illnesses.
The test plan included test points conducted at the known flight test campaign field event pressure altitude and at various pressure altitudes ranging from low to high throughout the engine operating envelope.
In the lower regions of the atmosphere (up to altitudes of approximately 12,000 meters), temperature decreases with altitude at a fairly uniform rate.
For example, hypoxia is used to protect cultural heritage, and scarcity of natural resources leads to mining at higher altitudes.