two (or three) sheets to (or in) the wind
to be drunk
The origins of this expression are nautical. Sheets here are the ropes attached to the corners of a ship’s sail, used for controlling the extent and direction of the sail; if they are hanging loose in the wind, the vessel is likely to be out of control or taking an erratic course.
Szóval azt jelenti, részegnek lenni. :)
Én itt találkoztam vele:
Her father and Rix were enjoying snifters on an uncomfortable-looking chrome-and-leather sofa. Daddy was already several sheets to the wind, while her godfather cackled over her account of the latest events in Millmoor.
(Vic James: Gilded Cage, pg. 230)