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cold sober

Completely sober; not intoxicated to any degree by drugs or alcohol. I'm cold sober, so I'll drive us home. No, I'm not high—I've been cold sober from the day I started working here!
See also: cold, sober

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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She told the newspaper: "I have never, never, never in my life gone into the BBC other than being stone cold sober."
In a statement Michael said: "Neither of us was charged because we were both stone cold sober.
But he said: "Neither of us was charged because we were both stone cold sober. We both think the other is to blame.
Known for her edgy fashion and soulful voice, Faith's debut album, aACAyDo You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?' spawned a number of hit singles including aACAyNew York' and aACAyStone Cold Sober'.
From the brass-blasted stomp of Stone Cold Sober, to the beguiling sweep of her biggest chart hit New York, the record went on to sell more than half a million copies, earning Faith a nomination for Best British Female at the Brit Awards and the honour of closing the 2011 ceremony singing with Cee-Lo Green.
His family have urged drivers to make it a happy Christmas and New Year by staying stone cold sober if driving.
When she does, the kooky actress and singer brings the house down, whether belting out renditions of her smash Stone Cold Sober, or delivering (unintentionally) hilarious retorts to the host.
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.
I've resolved "to hell with health fanaticism", I'm not spending another grey winter stone cold sober. KENNETH HUGHES, Tynemouth
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.
RTE'S Stone Cold Sober follows six young men from Carlow in their attempts to stay off alcohol for three m o n t h s.
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.