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be sloshed to the gills
To be thoroughly inebriated; to be drunk to the point of incoherence, senselessness, or the loss of self-control. I hate being in New Orleans during Mardi Gras—an appalling number of people are sloshed to the gills!
1. To spill or splash out of some container as a result of it being moved around jerkily. The boat was rocking so badly in the waves that my drink kept sloshing around at the table.
2. To cause something to spill or splash out of some container as a result of being moved around jerkily. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slosh" and "around." Watch out—you keep sloshing the soup around!
3. To splash around inside of some container as a result of it being shaken or moved jerkily around. I could hear the water sloshing around in my stomach as I ran. I though I had drained all the old fuel out of the tank, but there is still a bit more sloshing around.
4. To cause some liquid to splash around inside of some container as a result shaking it or moving it jerkily around. I sloshed the bleach and detergent around in the container to mix them up properly. Don't slosh that solution around—it's highly volatile!
5. To plod or wade around in some wet or mucky substance or a place that contains it. The kids love sloshing around in muddy puddles after it rains. A big part of my uncle's job is to slosh around in the sewers.
1. To spill or slop over the side of something as a result of being moved or sloshed around jerkily. The boat was rocking so badly that water has started sloshing over the handrails onto the deck. You need to stop moving so quickly or the soup will end up sloshing over the side of the bowl!
2. Of a liquid, to cover, coat, or drench someone or something as a result of being spilled or splashing onto them or it. The whale performed a massive leap in its tank, and water sloshed over the entire crowd. Wet cement sloshed all over the pile of lumber when the wheelbarrow tipped over.
3. To cover someone or something with some liquid as a result of spilling or splashing it. In this usage, noun or pronoun is used between "slosh" and "over." He was so drunk that he started sloshing his drink all over the people he was dancing with. It looks like they just sloshed tar over the cracked parts of the road, rather than fixing it properly.
slosh through (something)
1. Of a liquid, to rush and splash through some place, area, or thing. Ice-cold water sloshed through the boat as it poured in from the cracked hull.
2. To cause or force some liquid to rush and splash through some place, area, or thing. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "slosh" and "through." He sloshed the chemical solution through the pipes to clean out the all the gunk that had been building up. The machine sloshes dye through the fabric to ensure it coats and colors every fiber.
3. To plod or wade through some wet or mucky substance or a place that contains it. The rescue worker sloshed through the floodwaters to reach the children trapped in the house. I sloshed through the drainage ditch, searching for the brooch my foolish sister had dropped.
sloshed to the ears
slang Very drunk, especially to the point of incoherence, senselessness, or the loss of self-control. An uncommon variant of "sloshed to the gills." I hate being in New Orleans during Mardi Gras—it just get flooded with people sloshed to the ears. I knew the man would be of no use. It wasn't even noon, and he was already sloshed to the ears.
sloshed to the gills
Thoroughly inebriated; drunk to the point of incoherence, senselessness, or the loss of self-control. I hate being in New Orleans during Mardi Gras—an appalling number of people are sloshed to the gills!
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
slosh around(in something)
1. [for a liquid] to rush or splash around in an enclosure or container. The milk sloshed around in the pitcher and splashed over a little bit. The fluid sloshed around, making a splashing sound.
2. to move or splash through a liquid, usually standing on one's feet. Billy sloshed around in the wading pool. The kids have been sloshing around in puddles again.
[for a liquid] to splash over its container. The water in the wading pool sloshed over and made the grass slippery. Don't fill the glass too full. It will slosh over.
slosh something (all) over someone or something
to spill or splash a liquid over someone or something. Laura tripped and sloshed the grape juice all over Martha. Martin sloshed pancake batter over the side of the stove.
slosh something around
to cause a liquid to rush or splash in a container. The chef sloshed the dressing around a few times and poured it on the salad. The chef sloshed around the dressing and poured it on the salad.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
sloshed (to the ears)
mod. alcohol intoxicated. Man, is he sloshed to the ears!
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.