- (the) sun has gone over the yardarm
- let us drink some alcoholBy naval tradition, you might start drinking alcohol when the sun had fallen below the yardarm, a horizontal spar from the mast. Landlubbers may use the phrase at the end of a day's work:Ah well, sun is over the yardarm, so down to work. (Private Eye, May 1981 — the 'work' was drinking intoxicants)
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.
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