drunk as a skunk


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drunk as a skunk

Extremely intoxicated. You're drunk as a skunk, stumbling in here reeking of alcohol! I only meant to stay for one drink, but I wound up getting drunk as a skunk.
See also: drunk, skunk

drunk as a skunk

or

drunk as a lord

mainly BRITISH, INFORMAL
If someone is as drunk as a skunk or as drunk as a lord, they are very drunk. I'm sorry, honey. It was my fault. I was drunk as a skunk. She was drunk as a lord for seventeen days. She could do nothing.
See also: drunk, skunk
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Getting drunk as a skunk, however, wasn't your best move and I think you may find she won't fall for your charms again.
By the end of the meal she was drunk as a skunk and proud of it.
AVRIL LAVIGNE was drunk as a skunk with a mouth like a sewer.
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Dr Wisley, 47, said: "A fisherman can be as drunk as a skunk on the pier with his pockets full of heroin and be arrested.