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    Get a Buzz On

    https://www.idiomsandslang.com/get-a-buzz-on/
    *Get a Buzz On
    Definition: drink alcohol until slightly and pleasantly drunk,
    Example: Let’s stop at the bar and get a buzz on before the basketball game.
    Note: This slang expression is North American. You can also say “buzzed,” meaning slightly dunk.
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    Do you use this slang a lot?
    "get a buzz" originally seems to mean "an excited state", doesn't it?

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    Re: Get a Buzz On

    Buzz has long been used for the effects of intoxicants and drugs. You could ask someone who has consumed or taken something if they are getting a buzz, meaning feeling the effect.

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    Re: Get a Buzz On

    You can get a caffeine buzz.
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    Re: Get a Buzz On

    Can you say "get a sugar buzz" as well as an alternative to "sugar high"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tarheel View Post
    You can get a caffeine buzz.

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    #5

    Re: Get a Buzz On

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you say "get a sugar buzz" as well as an alternative to "sugar high"?
    I've never actually heard anyone say that, but it is instantly intelligible, so I think it is a reasonable extension of the usage, especially in reference to children when they get rowdy.

    Speaking of which, I'm off to spend Christmas day with my two daughters and four grandchildren. Pandemonium is likely to ensue. A Merry Christmas to all who celebrate the holiday.
    Last edited by probus; 25-Dec-2019 at 13:48. Reason: Added Christmas greeting

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    #6

    Re: Get a Buzz On

    You could get a sugar rush.

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    Re: Get a Buzz On

    Quote Originally Posted by keannu View Post
    Can you say "get a sugar buzz" as well as an alternative to "sugar high"?
    Please look at post #5.
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