three sheets in the wind
or three sheets to the wind phrasal drunk 1a

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • three sheets in the wind — or[three sheets to the wind] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Unsteady from too much liquor; drunk. * /The sailor came down the street, three sheets in the wind./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • three sheets in the wind — or[three sheets to the wind] {adj. phr.}, {informal} Unsteady from too much liquor; drunk. * /The sailor came down the street, three sheets in the wind./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Three sheets in the wind — Wind Wind (w[i^]nd, in poetry and singing often w[imac]nd; 277), n. [AS. wind; akin to OS., OFries., D., & G. wind, OHG. wint, Dan. & Sw. vind, Icel. vindr, Goth winds, W. gwynt, L. ventus, Skr. v[=a]ta (cf. Gr. ah ths a blast, gale, ah^nai to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • three sheets in the wind — (UK) Someone who is three sheets in the wind is very drunk. ( Three sheets to the wind is also used.  Seven sheets is an alternative number used.) …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • three\ sheets\ in\ the\ wind — • three sheets in the wind • three sheets to the wind adj. phr. informal Unsteady from too much liquor; drunk. The sailor came down the street, three sheets in the wind …   Словарь американских идиом

  • three sheets in the wind — AND three sheets (to the wind); two sheets to the wind mod. alcohol intoxicated and unsteady. (Sheets are the ropes used to manage a ship’s sails. It is assumed that if these ropes were blowing in the wind, the ship would be unmanageable.) □ He… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • three sheets in the wind —    see sheet in the wind …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • three sheets in the wind — (Sailor s phrase.) Tipsy, fuddled, somewhat intoxicated, the worse for liquor, having had a drop too much, half seas over …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • three sheets in the wind —  Drunk …   A concise dictionary of English slang

  • three\ sheets\ to\ the\ wind — • three sheets in the wind • three sheets to the wind adj. phr. informal Unsteady from too much liquor; drunk. The sailor came down the street, three sheets in the wind …   Словарь американских идиом

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