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see snakes

To hallucinate or see things incorrectly due to acute alcohol intoxication or withdrawal. My dad said that he saw snakes for a while after he gave up drinking. You're going to start seeing snakes if you don't stop drinking so much.
See also: see, snake
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seeing snakes

verb
See also: seeing, snake
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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They have seen snakes as long as 2 meters (6.5 feet) slithering through the water.
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In "The Fire Sermon" (III) the 20th-century world is merged with the past by means of the figures of the fisherman and of Tiresias, the ancient seer who had seen snakes coupling and had been changed, for a time, into a woman.
"I've seen snakes with two different prey items at the same time, one with the back of the body and one with the front.