skinful


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skinful

(ˈskɪnˌfʊl)
n, pl -fuls
(Brewing) slang sufficient alcoholic drink to make one drunk (esp in the phrase have a skinful)

skin•ful

(ˈskɪn fʊl)

n., pl. -fuls.
1. the amount that a skin container can hold.
2. Informal. an amount of liquor sufficient to make a person drunk.
[1640–50]
usage: See -ful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.skinful - a quantity of alcoholic drink sufficient to make you drunk; "someone had to drive me home last night because I had a skinful"
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
indefinite quantity - an estimated quantity
Translations

skinful

[ˈskɪnfʊl] N to have had a skinfulestar borracho/a or (LAm) tomado/a

skinful

n (Brit inf) to have had a skinfuleinen über den Durst getrunken haben, einen sitzen haben (inf)

skinful

[ˈskɪnfʊl] n (fam) to have (had) a skinfulaver fatto il pieno
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Revere was still absorbed in the Company papers, and the Sergeant, who was sternly fond of Bobby, continued, -" 'E generally goes down there when'e's got 'is skinful, beggin' your pardon, sir, an' they do say that the more lush - inebriated 'e is, the more fish 'e catches.
The waiter, a wild-haired youth in tarred boots and a pink shirt, exclaimed, uncovering his pale gums in a silly grin, that Ziemianitch had got his skinful early in the afternoon and had gone away with a bottle under each arm to keep it up amongst the horses--he supposed.
In a masterpiece of planning, we chose a York races day, leaving us jostling for space in the three-coach train with ladies in their finery and suited and booted lads ready for a skinful and a flutter (in that order).
It's the morning after a few "after work pints" has turned into a 1am kebab and an absolute skinful of booze, negotiating yourself into a taxi, still in your work clothes and smelling like a student flat.
What I didn't bank on was me having a skinful of spots which were fit to burst when I awoke on Christmas morning.
You're going to have a much better night, and a much better morning after, if you don't have skinful.
AS your belly bulges after a skinful of pints over the weekend, there is nothing better than laughing at people less fortunate than you.
WILL you get out of bed Never mind your aching head, Me mother is here for tea Now it's ten past three I know you and her don't agree You could put your sickly face on While knawing on a scone Me mother shouted up the stairs Just leave him there He's the worst for wear He looks dire what a mess He's like that left over turkey Nowt but a skinful and legless Last neat he danced roond the club floor Ee, I couldn't look any more I divvent see what you admire The only thing swingin Was his beer belly spare tyre He's like the Angel of the North Never puts his hands in his pocket For all its worth He couldn't get any worse Mother stop it Just call a truce While your in me hoose I knew I'd get the blame It's always the same Always the way Every Boxing Day.
Nowadays the pub is just as famous for its live music, which you can enjoy as you have a skinful.
You can take offence as much as you like, but Scotland as a country doesn't have the sophistication to handle football, or any other sporting event, at the same time as a skinful.
Watching football can bring out the worst in people and having a skinful beforehand is hardly going to help.