one over the eight






one over the eight

slightly drunk – British informal

The idea behind this idiom is that a drinker can reasonably be expected to consume eight glasses of beer without becoming drunk. The expression was originally armed forces slang from the early 20th century.


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behind the eight ball

at a disadvantage

baffled - North American

The black ball is numbered eight in a variety of the game of pool known as eight-ball pool.




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