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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.
"The availability of alcohol from 11.30am means that young children, their parents and school pupils, who often congregate in the area on their way to and from school and to catch buses, could encounter individuals drinking on the streets or 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.
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".
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".
The woman was taken to Ystrad Mynach police station in May 2006 when she was "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.
On one occasion as a I walked past, a young man, clearly much the worse for drink, and or drugs, was reeling around in a rage.
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."