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have (got) a load on

slang To be drunk. Do you remember last night at the bar at all? You really had a load on. Oh, he's got a load on, so of course he thinks karaoke is a good idea.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

have a load on

 and have got a load on
Sl. to be intoxicated. Fred has a load on and is finished drinking for the evening. You have a load on every time I see you at a party.
See also: have, load, on
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

have a load on

tv. to be alcohol intoxicated. (Have got can replace have.) Fred has a load on and is finished for the evening.
See also: have, load, on
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

have a load on

Slang To be intoxicated.
See also: have, load, on
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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