in one's cups

in one's cups
in one's cups
Euph. drunk. •

She doesn't make much sense when she's in her cups.

The speaker—who was in his cups—could hardly be understood.

* * *
{adj. phr.}, {literary} Drunk. * /The man was in his cups and talking very loudly./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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