squiff

squiff out

Sl. to collapse from drink. Hank squiffed out at midnight, right on the dot. she kept from squiffing out and barely made it home.
See also: out, squiff

on the squiff

(...skwɪf)
mod. on a drinking bout. (see also squiff.) Shorty is always on the squiff, except when he’s shooting dope.
See also: on, squiff

squiff

(skʍɪf)
n. a drunkard. (see also on the squiff.) Is there anything that can be done for a confirmed squiff?

squiff out

in. to collapse from drink. Hank squiffed out at midnight, right on the dot.
See also: out, squiff
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They have titles like The Story of Jason Squiff and Why He Had a Popcorn Hat, Popcorn Mittens and Popcorn Shoes.
These are exciting times for McGrath: not only will he be on the edge of his seat today to see whether Jered can bully his Champion Hurdle rivals into submission, but Jered's year-younger half-sister, Miss Squiff - who has guaranteed herself a future berth at Athdara Stud as the only daughter of La Noire - and his two years-younger half-brother, Joe Pye, both by Saddlers' Hall, are due to make their debuts for trainer Colm Murphy in the coming weeks.
I had similar problems with Miss Squiff - she has a crooked blaze on her face, just like Saddlers' Hall.
AT the ripe old age of ten, Squiff has taken up hunting again - since losing a quarter of her body weight.
Amery on 22 October 1916: "Oh, if someone would kill Squiff [Asquith].
The lighthearted stories, referred to as moral tales by Sandburg, feature such silly characters as Hot Dog the Tiger, Gimme the Ax, White Horse Girl, Blue Wind Boy, and Jason Squiff the Cistern Cleaner.
Braque stepped back a few feet and looked carefully and sure enough, he too saw the squiff el, because that kind of paranoiac vision is extremely communicable.