as drunk as a tick

Australian Slang
very drunk

English dialects glossary. 2013.

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  • full as a tick —    If someone is (as) full as a tick, they have eaten or drunk too much.     The little boy ate biscuits and drank lemonade until he was as full as a tick …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • be as full as a tick — be as full as a boot/tick Australian, informal to be very drunk. Old Clive was as full as a boot when he left the hotel last night …   New idioms dictionary

  • full —    drunk    It survives in the Scottish fou:     The cup that cheers, but makesna fou. (Tester, 1865 he was referring to tea)    Now also heard in various clichés such as full as a tick or the less common full as a boat …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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