(the) sauce

(the) sauce
   1. intoxicants
   Usually spirits and implying excess. Someone on the sauce is either an alcoholic or has been on a carouse:
    I had been on the sauce and behaving badly. (Theroux, 1978)
   See also gravy.
   2. (of a male)
   to copulate with
   Perhaps from the meaning, to give cheek:
    Said as if the name was a reason for my never having sauced her. (Fry, 1994, of copulation)

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