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    Could you pl. give an example of how the idiom "three sheets to the wind " is used

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    Re: usage

    source: Three sheets to the wind - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia.

    three sheets in the wind and three sheets (to the wind); two sheets to the wind

    Inf. intoxicated and unsteady. (Sheets are the ropes used to manage a ship's sails. It is assumed that if these ropes were blowing in the wind, the ship would be out of control.)

    He had gotten three sheets to the wind and didn't pay attention to my warning.
    By midnight, he was three sheets.

    You can also make use of this link English Idioms and Idiomatic Expressions - if there are idioms you're looking for

    PS:Not using "please" is always politer than using "pl."

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