in one's cups
phrasal drunk

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • in one's cups — {adj. phr.}, {literary} Drunk. * /The man was in his cups and talking very loudly./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's cups — {adj. phr.}, {literary} Drunk. * /The man was in his cups and talking very loudly./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • in one's cups — adjective Drunk; in the act of consuming alcohol liberally. [T]he natives were an honest, social race of jolly roysterers, who had no objection to a drinking bout, and were very merry in their cups …   Wiktionary

  • To be in one's cups — Cup Cup (k[u^]p), n. [AS. cuppe, LL. cuppa cup; cf. L. cupa tub, cask; cf. also Gr. ky ph hut, Skr. k[=u]pa pit, hollow, OSlav. kupa cup. Cf. {Coop}, {Cupola}, {Cowl} a water vessel, and {Cob}, {Coif}, {Cop}.] 1. A small vessel, used commonly to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • look down one's nose at — {v. phr.}, {informal} To think of as worthless; feel scorn for. * /The banker s wife has beautiful china cups, and she looked down her nose at the plastic cups that Mrs. Brown used./ * /Harry has never had to work, and he looks down his nose at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • look down one's nose at — {v. phr.}, {informal} To think of as worthless; feel scorn for. * /The banker s wife has beautiful china cups, and she looked down her nose at the plastic cups that Mrs. Brown used./ * /Harry has never had to work, and he looks down his nose at… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Cups (game) — Cups Ranks Two Sowing Single lap Region United States Cups was one of several games invented in 1965 by father and son Arthur Amberstone and Wald Amberstone who were both cofounders of the New York Gamers Association (N.Y.G.A.). They also… …   Wikipedia

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  • In Soviet Georgia — (also called Old People in Russia) was the name of an advertising campaign used by Dannon yogurt in the United States to make the argument that eating the product would make one healthier. The campaign was lucrative for Dannon, allowing it to… …   Wikipedia

  • Cups and balls — Hieronymus Bosch: The Conjurer, 1475 1480. Notice the man on the far left is stealing the other man s purse while he is distracted by the game The cups and balls is a classic performance of magic with innumerable adaptations. The effect known as… …   Wikipedia

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