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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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.
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.
As well as a popular and frequently-booked guest at clubs across the UK, Geoff has also sung as part of the acclaimed shanty trio, Three Sheets To The Wind with Keith Kendrick and Derek Gifford.
Management meeting at Howies the other morning when a man who was clearly three sheets to the wind just wandered in.
Three Sheets To The Wind is a playful blues boogie and Jumpin' Out a nod to Jeff Beck.
Pete Brown is a celebrated beer author who toured the world searching out the local tipple for his book, 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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