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cold sober

mod. sober; completely sober. (see also sold cober.) He had a fine head on and wanted more than anything to be cold sober and alert.
See also: cold, sober
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pledged to drink alcohol for days For my sins, I've pledged not to drink alcohol for a whole 31 days - and that means staying stone cold sober at some infamously rowdy early Christmas parties.
A study by University of Illinois psychologists has found that men who enjoy a relaxing drink are actually better at solving brain teasers than those who are stone cold sober.
including Stone Cold Sober, Upside Down and set closer New York.
Paloma, known for hits like Upside Down and Stone Cold Sober, became the face for the Design Forum collection after recognising River Island's sponsorship of Graduate Fashion Week.
It was then straight into her first hit, Stone Cold Sober, and if the crowd had needed any warming up (they didn't) this was the one to do it.
They were coming home at night stone cold sober, your man was out of his head, drunk, on the wrong side of the road, he hit them and killed them all.
But it's a pretty fair bet that a teenager at a drink fuelled rave well after midnight was not sat quietly in a corner, stone cold sober and reading the poems of William Wordsworth.
If you've ever imagined being stuck in an upright box with eight halitotic colleagues, it's like doing the Christmas party stone cold sober.
Winter is a difficult enough time to drive when stone cold sober but the Gardai recommend to drive with dipped headlights on during dark days, obeying the speed limit and always wear your seatbelt.
Because the stupid and mind-numbing fact is that if someone had invited me when I was stone cold sober to drink myself over the limit and climb behind the wheel, I'd have told them they were mad.
Caltech was named the nation's worst party school by the Princeton Review, which ranked top party schools and top ``stone cold sober schools.
Jailing Newman for 16 months, suspended for 18 months with supervision, Judge Peter Heywood said: "When stone cold sober you are not the idiot you are when in drink.
Paloma performed her hits including Stone Cold Sober, New York and 30 Minute Love Affair.
I have never in my life gone into the BBC studio other than being stone cold sober.
They are divine" Singer Sandie Shaw, who says she prefers a foot lift to a facelift "They find my presence in the kitchen just too embarrassing" Nigella Lawson, above, who says her teenage children will not let her cook for them "I have never, never, never in my life gone into the BBC studio other than being stone cold sober.