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have a skinful

tv. [for someone] to contain too much alcohol; to be alcohol intoxicated. (see also skinful. Have got can replace have.) Pete had a skinful and just sat there quietly.
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skinful

n. an intoxicating quantity of liquor; enough liquor. (see also have a skinful.) She knows enough to stop drinking before she gets a skinful.
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Even Jessica Ennis would fall at the first hurdle if she tried to sprint in a thigh-hugging skirt and stilettoes after a skinful of Special Brew.
Nobody with half decent credentials would even take half a glance at us - even after a skinful.
With a skinful of tattoos and far more than a lifetime's experience on the road, Tracii gently and patiently gives The Rockaholix an hour-long masterclass that any professional musician would envy.
Abe Beynon usually had a skinful on a Saturday night and his voice was thick and accusatory, as if a wife might have actually dared to intrude on his Saturday night privilege.
Friday Why is it sometimes you have a skinful and feel fine the next day and on other occasions have four glasses of wine over the course of the evening only to wake up at 3am with the sweaty palpitations unable to get back to sleep?
20am and many of the 115,000 or so present didn't make it as far as the last race, succumbing to the age-old cocktail of a sunny afternoon and a skinful of booze, and sleeping it off where they lie.
I am not the kind of bloke that goes up to the game and has a skinful of beer and wants to cause trouble.
My daughter is idling away her time practicing her Kiwi accent on me and unless I've had a skinful it just ain't funny.
Oh, I suppose you had a skinful the night before,' I said when he told me this.
It's not that long ago people in this country saw little problem with driving to the pub, having a skinful and taking the car home.
And if you have a skinful before your graduation photos, don't forget to stick them on Twitter or Facebook.
When I was a player, I knew teammates who'd go out, have a skinful and turn up for training next day, stinking like the inside of a beer barrel.
Nevertheless, for the past couple of summers, we've dragged our two-berther around the lanes and cart tracks of West and Mid Wales in search of nothing more than a flat piece of ground, a supply of fresh water and a decent pub within walking distance, a skinful of beer being nigh-on essential to knock us out of an evening against the usual backdrop of hooting wild animals and incessant rain stair-rodding it onto our tin roof.
Of course, if you were ever sitting in A&E and basing your behaviour on what you know from a fictional TV drama, then you would either be in need of the help of the psychiatry department, or else you would be the proud possessor of a skinful of beer.
Surely the League Cup would be improved if all the players were required to consume a skinful before the match.