half-canned

half-canned

slang Drunk, mildly drunk, or nearly drunk. Sorry I didn't call you last night—I had some wine, got half-canned, and fell asleep.
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half-canned

mod. alcohol intoxicated; tipsy. He’s half-canned and will be no help at all.
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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