(have) ripples on


(have) ripples on
   obsolete
   to be mildly drunk
   Ripples are the attachments to the side of a cart to enable it to carry more than its normal load:
    "E 'ad the ripples on' — drunk he was not, though he had exceeded his rightful allowance. {EDD)

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