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  1. ellaine
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    Question what does it mean" to tie one on"?

    hello, i got a question here,
    i am doing my assignment of some idioms,
    and i can't find the meaning of " to tie one on".
    and the other one "to be plastered"

    could you please help me out?
    thanks a lot!

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    Re: what does it mean" to tie one on"?

    Someone who is plastered has tied one on. That is he has had more than his share to drink. Now, we might not know exactly what he has been drinking, but it is either beer, wine, or hard liquor. Someone who is plastered is drunk.


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    Re: what does it mean" to tie one on"?

    'To tie one on' means to get drunk (usually intentionally), or to get drunk just to get drunk.
    'To be plastered' is another slangish way of saying to be drunk.


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    Re: what does it mean" to tie one on"?

    Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

    ----Benjamin Franklin

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    Re: what does it mean" to tie one on"?

    "Whiskey is God's way of keeping the Irish from ruling the World!"
    anon.
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    Re: what does it mean" to tie one on"?

    Hey IvanV, nice pup!
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    Re: what does it mean" to tie one on"?

    Quote Originally Posted by poorboy_9 View Post
    Hey IvanV, nice pup!
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    Thanks, right back at ya!

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    Re: what does it mean" to tie one on"?

    "To alcohol! The cause of -- and solution to -- all of life's problems!"
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    Re: what does it mean" to tie one on"?

    Perhaps Ellaine is looking for the origin of these idioms.

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    Re: what does it mean" to tie one on"?

    From "The Wordsworth Book of Euphemism" by Judith S. Neaman and Carole G. Silver (Wordsworth Reference, New York, 1983, 1990) -- "Tie one on, to - To get drunk. (Eric) Partridge suggests that this expression is derived from 'hang one on' (ca. 1935), which originated in the United States and was later adopted in Canada. It is clear that a 'hangover' -- more politely, 'the morning after' -- is the miserable memento of having 'hung' or 'tied one on.' We are uncertain as to why drinking is described as tieing, hanging or belting..."

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    As for plastered, I'm not really sure.

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