half in the bag

half in the bag

slang Drunk, mildly drunk, or nearly drunk. Sorry I didn't call you last night—I had some wine, got half in the bag, and fell asleep.
See also: bag, half
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

half in the bag

intoxicated. Jerry was half in the bag when we found him. They were all half in the bag by midnight.
See also: bag, half
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

half in the bag

mod. alcohol intoxicated. Jerry was half in the bag when we found him.
See also: bag, half
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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