buzz on a
   drunk or under the influence of narcotics
   From the ringing in the ears or general air of excitement:
    ... we'd drink, get a little buzz on, and then go into the ocean to swim and sober up. (Theroux, 1973)
   Whence buzzed, drunk:
    He seemed a trifle buzzed when he arrived, blew the ceremony several times, most noticeably when he forgot the business with the ring. (Goldman, 1984 — the priest was drunk)

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