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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'E's always pokin' in the mud by the river an' a-cleanin' them muchly-fish with 'is thumbs." 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.
Other nominated books include Rebound by Kwame Alexander, The House with Chicken Legs by Candy Gourlay and A Skinful of Shadows by France Hardinge.
Before that I had a massive skinful of beer in Dublin - and it was already playing up."
So far, so fair enough (not that I can believe real-life detectives ever have a skinful of booze on "school nights"!) And then...
Granted, I was thinking about it on the evening of January 1 after another festive skinful, although in my defence the day had started healthily enough with a four-mile walk to the first of a series of pubs.
"I had a real skinful last year, with a pretty bad hangover.
In A Skinful of Shadows Hardinge has created an atmospheric historical fantasy novel, steeped in 17th century detail and with a resourceful, compassionate central character at its heart.
Reading A Skinful of Shadows is like studying a Vermeer painting, wherein a young woman with an enigmatic expression gazes defiantly at her audience." CAITLYN PAXSON
Going out and having a skinful, you left yourselves open to getting locked up.
Doing the silly things that kids do, he would stagger from the doorway saying: "I'm drunk and blootered" which , he says, is a Scots word for having a skinful, This evolved into "I'm bunk and dlootered" and "I'm bunk as a skunk when I'm drunk".
What I didn't bank on was me having a skinful of spots which were fit to burst when I awoke on Christmas morning.