half seas over

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The condition of a ship stranded on a reef or rock when the seas break over its deck. In this condition the ship is usually unable to take any action to ease its situation. The expression has passed into the English language to describe the situation of a person incapacitated by drink and incapable of walking straight.

Subjects: Maritime History.

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