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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