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in (one's) cups

Inebriated with alcohol. When you're in your cups, foolish ideas have a peculiar tendency of sounding like excellent ones. He called to apologize the following morning, claiming that he had been in his cups when he made those rude remarks.
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in one's cups

Euph. drunk. She doesn't make much sense when she's in her cups. The speaker—who was in his cups—could hardly be understood.
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in (one's) cups

Intoxicated; drunk.
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