Thursday, January 22, 2009
- To get drunk or start drinking before the hang over from last night has worn off.
Thus having something to "tie onto"
To tie one drinking session to another before the effects/consequences of the last have expired.
"Tired and emotional" is a chiefly British, Irish or Australian euphemism for "drunk". It was popularised by the British satirical magazine Private Eye in 1967 after being used in a spoof diplomatic memo to describe the state of Labour Cabinet minister George Brown, but is now used as a stock phrase: British slander and libel law makes it unwise ever to directly refer to someone as being drunk unless it has been scientifically proven (e.g. through a breathalyser test). The Guardian describes it as having joined the "phrases that are part of every journalist's vocabulary". Because of this widespread interpretation, one source cautions professional British journalists against its use as "even if the journalist ... meant it literally", it could be considered defamatory.