the stumbles

the stumbles

An inability to walk steadily or in a straight line. I'm such a lightweight. I start getting the stumbles after just a couple glasses of wine! Low blood sugar made him lightheaded and gave him the stumbles.
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stumbles

(ˈstəmblæz)
1. and stum [st?m] and stumble-bumbles (ˈstəmblæˈbəmblæz) n. barbiturates; sedatives; tranquilizers; alcohol. (Drugs.) Kelly was shocked to find a handful of stumble-bumbles in his brother’s jeans.
2. n. the inability to stand up and walk straight. I guess I have the stumbles today. Not enough sleep, I guess.
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