on the squiff
Spending an evening or other period of time drinking alcohol. Me and the lads are on the squiff tonight, so I won't be driving anywhere. Most of the office was out on the squiff last night, so we're all a bit groggy today.
To lose consciousness and collapse due to an overdose of drugs or alcohol. You were so hammered that you squiffed out halfway through the night. He just kept doing more heroin until he finally squiffed out on the sofa. I thought he was dead, for sure.
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Sl. to collapse from drink. Hank squiffed out at midnight, right on the dot. she kept from squiffing out and barely made it home.
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on the squiff(...skwɪf)
mod. on a drinking bout. (see also squiff.) Shorty is always on the squiff, except when he’s shooting dope.
n. a drunkard. (see also on the squiff.) Is there anything that can be done for a confirmed squiff?
in. to collapse from drink. Hank squiffed out at midnight, right on the dot.
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