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three sheets in the wind


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A phrase, with a nautical derivation, describing someone who is intoxicated. It implies that even if a man who has had too much to drink had three sheets with which to trim his sails, he would still be too incapacitated to steer a steady course.

Subjects: Maritime History.


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