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When the wine is in, the wit is out proverbial saying, late 14th century, meaning that when one is drunk one is likely to be indiscreet or to speak or act foolishly. (Compare there is truth in wine.)

See also good wine needs no bush, you can't put new wine in old bottles, from the sweetest wine, the tartest vinegar, there is truth in wine.

Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

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