stone cold sober

stone-cold sober

Completely sober; not intoxicated to any degree by drugs or alcohol. I'm stone-cold sober, so I'll drive us home. No, I'm not high—I've been stone-cold sober from the day I started working here!
See also: sober
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stone (cold) sober

mod. absolutely sober. I am stone cold sober, or I will be by morning anyway.
See also: cold, sober, stone
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Stone Cold Sober is the 2009 debut single of which English singer/ songwriter?
Critique: A compelling and entertaining read from first page to last, "Stone Cold Sober" showcases author Rebecca Marks genuine flair for originality and total mastery of the mystery genre.
I convinced her that I was stone cold sober. I explained that my face was red because I had just been for a walk in the bitterly cold weather.
The Stone cold sober hitmaker thought a lot about what she wanted her child and future grandchildren to hear when she was making the record because she wants her music to send a positive message to them.
I don't think he remembers when the babies couldn't sleep, and when they were ill "So this time, now he's stone cold sober, I think he'll get a shock.
"He was stone cold sober that night, having been at work," Mr Caulfield said.
We can only hope that Paloma wasn't Stone Cold Sober when she decided to put it on.
Fans of her older material lapped up highlights from debut Do You Want The Truth or Something Beautiful including one of my personal favourites New York, which prompted some very spirited singing along and Stone Cold Sober, while sophomore release Fall To Grace got its share of the concert spotlight thanks to one of her major trump cards Picking Up The Pieces and the sublime 30 Minute Love Affair.
By the time your two hours of 'date night' are up, all you've done is talk about the baby, failed to conjure up a mood that anyone could describe as romantic, are stone cold sober and, courtesy of the fact that you've been up for six hours the night before, have worked very hard not to fall asleep in your soup.
Incidentally my ladies' lunch finished at 10.30pm and I've a horror flashback of taking the mic off the band setting up at 8pm and murdering Sweet Child O' Mine accapella to a bemused work party of 60 who had just arrived stone cold sober.
BraKe, the road safety charity, is calling on drivers to commit to staying stone cold sober if driving home from Christmas festivities.
in 2009, and it was certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry, with five singles: "Stone Cold Sober", "New York", "Do You Want the Truth or Something Beautiful?", "Upside Down" and "Smoke & Mirrors".
How would you be behaving if England had lost?" Mr Austin insisted: "My stone cold sober assessment of you is that you are one of the most stupid and unpleasant MPs I've met."
Hugely theatrical, this born entertainer's a dab hand at soaring retro-referencing soul and sassy pop - from the brass-blasted stomp of Stone Cold Sober to the beguiling, panoramic sweep of her biggest chart hit to date, the mega-selling New York.
From the brass-blasted stomp of Stone Cold Sober, to the beguiling sweep of her biggest chart hit New York, the record went on to sell more than half a million copies, earning Faith a nomination for Best British Female at the Brit Awards and the honour of closing the 2011 ceremony singing with Cee-Lo Green.