tie one on
phrasal slang to get drunk

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  • Tie One On — EP (Live) by The Bouncing Souls Released November 10, 1998 Recorded …   Wikipedia

  • tie one on — phrasal slang : to get drunk * * * informal get drunk * * * tie one on US informal + old fashioned : to become drunk He really tied one on last night. • • • Main Entry: ↑tie * * * ˌtie one ˈon …   Useful english dictionary

  • tie one on — AND lay one on; tie it on tv. o get drunk. □ The boys went out to tie one on. □ They laid one on, but good …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • tie one on — verb To drink alcohol excessively, to the point of becoming drunk. Haiti . . . was distressed, tropical, ramshackle, overcrowded, poor and on the brink of civil war. . . . Its ornate hotels were in a state of decay, yet there was enough alcohol… …   Wiktionary

  • tie one on —    American to go on a carouse    The etymology of this phrase is unexplained:     We could tie one good one on, two days, three days, five empty bottles at the foot of the bed. (Mailer, 1965) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • tie one on — vb to get drunk. Like its synonym, hang one on, this phrase was a 1930s American ism, now heard in other English speaking areas. The precise etymology of these expressions is not clear, but both proba bly convey the image of attacking a quan tity …   Contemporary slang

  • tie one on — drink a lot of liquor, become very drunk    At Cayla s wedding, Uncle Ben tied one on. He got really drunk …   English idioms

  • tie one on — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. get drunk, go an a drinking spree, binge; see drink 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • tie one on — idi Slang. to get drunk …   From formal English to slang

  • tie it on — Go to tie one on …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

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