- buzz on a
- drunk or under the influence of narcoticsFrom 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)
How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms. R. W. Holder. 2014.