four sheets in the wind


four sheets in the wind
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  • four sheets in the wind — AND four sheets (to the wind) mod. alcohol intoxicated. (See comments at three sheets in the wind.) □ She’s not just tipsy. She’s four sheets! □ After only three beers, Gary was four sheets to the wind …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • four sheets to the wind — adjective Extremely drunk You see, its a well known fact, you know / Im four sheets to the wind, Im glad youre gone Syn: three sheets to the wind …   Wiktionary

  • four sheets (to the wind) — Go to four sheets in the wind …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • three sheets to the wind — adjective Drunk. That late in the evening, he was three sheets to the wind and had long since stopped making sense. Syn: four sheets to the wind …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • Both sheets in the wind — Sheet Sheet, n. [OE. shete, schete, AS. sc[=e]te, sc[=y]te, fr. sce[ a]t a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment);… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • (a) sheet in the wind —    mildly drunk    A sheet is a rope tying a sail to a spar, not the sail itself as landlubbers sometimes assume. If one or more breaks loose, the vessel is in some disarray:     A thought tipsy a sheet in the wind. (A. Trollope, 1885)    A… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • To be 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

  • A sheet in the wind — Sheet Sheet, n. [OE. shete, schete, AS. sc[=e]te, sc[=y]te, fr. sce[ a]t a projecting corner, a fold in a garment (akin to D. schoot sheet, bosom, lap, G. schoss bosom, lap, flap of a coat, Icel. skaut, Goth. skauts the hem of a garment);… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • All 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


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