drunk as a skunk

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Although skunk might refer to the aroma of alcohol etc, the rhyme seems to have motivated this idiom.

Adjective[edit]

drunk as a skunk

  1. (simile, colloquial) Highly inebriated.

Usage notes[edit]

  • This term follows the common pattern of omitting the first "as" of the full form "as drunk as a skunk".

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