four sheets

four sheets

slang Extremely drunk. A shortening of "four sheets to the wind." Most likely derived from nautical terminology, in which a "sheet" is the rope that controls the sails of a tall ship; if several sheets are loose or mishandled, the boat's movement becomes unsteady and difficult to control, like that of a drunk person. On his 21st birthday, Jeff's friends took him to every bar in town until he was four sheets.
See also: four, sheet

four sheets

verb
See also: four, sheet
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She wrote on, filling two, three, four sheets. Suddenly, she raised her head and hid the sheets in her bodice....She seemed to be listening...
Add the last four sheets pasta and finally top with the rest of the white sauce (if you are freezing, do it at this point) 13.
Next came Ray Tomkins with four sheets of stamps from Italy.
Police then searched the vehicle and recovered P200,660 in cash and four sheets of paper with names of persons and their corresponding signatures.
She also says four sheets in Boyle's petitions weren't notarized.
Put four sheets of newsprint in a stack, and start rolling from one corner to the opposite diagonal corner.
Ayu said that she could produce three to four sheets of batik per day with the size of 2 meters in length, depending on the complexity of batik patterns.
"On March 26, CBSE academic unit received an unaddressed envelope containing four sheets of handwritten answer papers of economics paper held on that day.
"On March 26, CBSE academic unit received an unaddressed envelope containing four sheets of hand written answer papers of economics paper held on that day.
We begin with charcoal and four sheets of 18" x 24" newsprint.
the World Cup Newcastle goalkeeper four sheets, a in positivity hard future England because they space for future Krul.
Tenders are invited for provide 2017 landowner report printing includes item 1- 6000 ea., size: 81/2" x 11", four sheets (short form - 1 st sheet, instructions - next 3 sheets to be collated and stapled once in upper left corner; short form: size: 81/2" x 11", three sheets printed two sided, black ink on white 20 lb.
Photographs of all the crystals were placed on four sheets (one for each of the paired bottles in each of two conditions), and the photographs on each sheet were arranged according to the order in which they were taken.
Roll out the spring roll pastry on a clean surface and divide the crab mixture between the four sheets.
Repeat and finish with four sheets of well-buttered filo.
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