Napi Angol – Sheets To The Wind

Mai kifejezésünk:

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)

Art: geralt

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