dead drunk


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dead drunk

Very drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You were dead drunk!
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dead drunk

very intoxicated; totally inebriated. They were both dead drunk. They could only lie there and snore. Marty stumbled off the bar stood dead drunk.
See also: dead, drunk

dead drunk

Completely intoxicated, as in I can't remember a thing about last night; I was dead drunk. This phrase, first recorded in 1599, alludes to the immobility and insensibility of actual death.
See also: dead, drunk

dead drunk

mod. alcohol intoxicated; totally inebriated. They were both dead drunk. They could only lie there and snore.
See also: dead, drunk
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If anyone doesn't wake up from the loud sound, it's either they are dead drunk or dead.
It's when people are dead drunk and annoying - you can't get a conversation out of them and it annoys me repeating myself.
Thinking that he was dead drunk, and knowing that he could not possibly make it home alone, they decided to accompany him.
In a statement Friday, he strongly condemned oppression and violence on peaceful farmers protesting for solution of their problems and rights on budget day in Islamabad and said that peaceful protest is right of everyone but the rulers are dead drunk in power, there was no justification for brutal violence, lathi charge and tear gassing as well as arrests of the farmers, who are backbone of the national economy the rulers have once again proved that N-League government is enemy of the farmers whereas when how a country can be prosperous when its farmers are not prosperous.
In Hogarth's 18th century London, it was gin: drunk for a penny, dead drunk for twopence.
"I think Vladimir Putin immediately liked my hooligan side - the fact that I had occasionally been picked up off the pavement dead drunk" - French actor Gerard Depardieu.
Paul Garrigan, 44, spent years "drinking himself to death" in Thailand before getting sober and wrote a book entitled Dead Drunk about the alcoholism many ex-pats in the southeast Asian country fall into.
The 27- year- old, who was returning to his residence in Ghaziabad's Vaishali, was dead drunk when he ran over the policemen on duty.
He had harsh words for former owner Todd Breighner, calling him a "drop dead drunk and embarrassment." Breighner recently acknowledged to a reporter that he had been sober for 15 years, but fell off the wagon in June and July.
"He was dead drunk, our security tried to stop him but he pushed him and abused in such filthy language that I cannot use it here.
According to sources, Mandla Ndiweni went home after having one too many at a local shopping centre where he found his mother sitting improperly and dead drunk.
There you could get "drunk for a penny and dead drunk for two with clean straw for nothing."
And if you think binge-drinking is something new, take a look at the signs outside those gin shops: Not WATCH THE BIG MATCH LIVE but "Drunk for a penny, dead drunk for two pence."
He said: "It's a wee attraction but the days are long gone when Scots would get dead drunk hanging over it."
In many of the anecdotes he relates, McAlmon tells us that Kit is dead drunk. It was the way to be, among the literati of those days.