be tired and emotional

be tired and emotional

To be drunk. (A semi-polite or humorous euphemism.) Primarily heard in UK. I might be mistaken, but did it seem to you like Sean's father was a bit tired and emotional at the picnic? You must excuse me, I'm a bit tired and emotional just now. I think I'd best be going home to bed.
See also: and, emotional, tired
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Damon (Gorillaz) Albarn may have got a bit of stick for his rambling speech - and for giving the impression he was a little tired and emotional (though, if you can't be tired and emotional at a big bash like the Brits, then it's a poor do) - but at least he created a bit of a talking point.