Top 10 drinking expressions

The amount of English terms for drunkenness may well top the fabled number of Eskimo words for snow.

Fine WineWhether you want hair of the dog or mud in your eye, there are a lot of bizarre drinking expressions that we use without knowing their original meaning.

Some of the reasons behind these delightful phrases have disappeared – but we can at least provide you with some of the more colourful explanations for them.

And next time someone describes you as three sheets to the wind and talking utter codswallop, you can tell them what they actually mean.


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