can't see straight

can't see straight

1. Has impaired vision, often due to drunkenness. He's so drunk that he can't see straight. Please make sure he gets home safely.
2. Cannot function, typically due to anger, frustration, fatigue, etc. I'll drive mom to the cemetery—she's so upset she can't see straight. After working a 36-hour shift, I can't see straight and only want to climb into bed.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

can't see straight

Fig. cannot function (often because of strong emotion). I am so mad I can't see straight. She left me so frustrated that I couldn't see straight.
See also: see, straight
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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