the worse for drink

the worse for drink

Inebriated. Witnesses remarked that the assailants were all the worse for drink at the time of the incident.
See also: drink, worse

the ˌworse for ˈdrink

drunk: He was the worse for drink when the time came for his speech. OPPOSITE: stone-cold sober
See also: drink, worse
References in classic literature ?
The man was in a towering passion and the worse for drink, and laid on the whip again.
The very night of his arrival he became very much the worse for drink, and, indeed, after twelve o'clock in the day he could hardly ever be said to be sober.
He was much excited, and evidently the worse for drink.
by his own confession to have been the worse for drink.
Natalie Louise Jackson, 20, sank her teeth into her 48-yearold victim's cheek after losing control while the worse for drink.
Parents are angry that adults - sometimes the worse for drink and drugs - are being seen in a hospital where there are desperately sick youngsters.
He was in a trembling condition, was the worse for drink, and declared "the police wanted to kill him".
Police sergeant Julie Odgers said: "This was a totally unprovoked attack, on a man going about his business, by a group of around 12 youths who all appeared to be the worse for drink, resulting in the victim suffering a broken jaw as well cuts and bruises.
He said: "My client was the worse for drink that night.
Lord Justice Taylor's official report into the disaster, published in 1990, said: "[The] great majority [of supporters] were not drunk or even the worse for drink.
Just off College Road a man, clearly the worse for drink, was using a wall to guide him home.
There is a serious side to our work as sometimes we do have to help people who are really very much the worse for drink.
Or when my father came home late, Much the worse for drink.
The Dior creative director, apparently the worse for drink, is captured in mid-argument.
You were clearly the worse for drink when you did what you did in order to get your boyfriend to come back.