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 ?
"Mind your own business, you impudent young rascal, and I'll mind mine!" 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. He forced his way into the room, where I was sitting with my daughter, and made some incoherent remark about having missed his train.
by his own confession to have been the worse for drink.
The pastors, who are Christians drawn from a number of churches, tour the streets of the town on weekend nights to help people who might be the worse for drink, are having a crisis, or just need to chat to a friendly face.
Natalie Louise Jackson, 20, sank her teeth into her 48-yearold victim's cheek after losing control while the worse for drink.
If people are the worse for drink, don't let them on the plane.
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.
The party, which took place shortly before Christmas 2012, had been attended by more than 30 people, "most, if not all, the worse for drink".
He said police officers sent to Cizauskas' home in Cornwall Road, Wolverhampton, found him "obviously the worse for drink" with his right arm in plaster.
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. Some officers, seeking to rationalise their loss of control, overestimated the drunkenness in the crowd."
Just off College Road a man, clearly the worse for drink, was using a wall to guide him home.