Idiom: 'One over the eight'

What does 'One over the eight' mean?

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

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.


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