'One over the eight' Meaning

What does the saying 'One over the eight' mean?

Meaning: Someone who is one over the eight is drunk.

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Country: British English British English | Subject Area: Numbers | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

Meaning:

Someone who has had one over the eight is very drunk indeed. It refers to the standard eight pints that most people drink and feel is enough.

Contributor: David Jones

Country: British English British English | Subject Area: Drinking, pubs and bars | Usage Type: Both or All Words Used

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