three sheets to the wind


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three sheets to the wind

- Pertains to chains that regulate the angle of sails; if the sheets were loose, the boat would become unstable and tipsy.
See also related terms for sails.
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Nicola makes the mistake of confronting her about what happened with Maya while Jessie is three sheets to the wind, and soon she's letting rip and dropping some major truth bombs about the kids in the village.
Nicola makes the mistake of confronting her about what happened with Maya, while Jessie is three sheets to the wind, and soon she's letting rip and dropping some major truth bombs about the kids in the village.
From 2000 to 2008, she owned her own business, Three Sheets to the Wind, which provided property management services to people in the Donner Summit area.
But if you're planning on paying a visit to Popworld anytime soon expect to notice something different, well unless, you're three sheets to the wind by that point!
It is that time of year again a the time of year to tie one on, to get three sheets to the wind, to get tipsy, drunk, smashed, hammered, legless, befuddled.
We spent a very pleasant evening, the First Battalion having a wet canteen, and when we started back we were three sheets to the wind. About halfway back we had a rest in a cornfield, and Owens said: "We may as well drink this bottle of whisky," which he was carrying.
8WHAT DJ BRANDON BLOCK was three sheets to the wind when he was persuaded he had won an award - he hadn't.
The various sectarian militias and Kurdish pershmerga will be three sheets to the wind and bolstered by the training, weapons and successes they have inherited.
That is why we call an unsteady state of drunkenness "three sheets to the wind."
In the past, Caleb Followill has proven that he's most appealing when he's three sheets to the wind (or at least singing about being in an inebriated state, which is something he clearly knows something about) and here is no different.

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