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  • He showed us to the kitchen and introduced us to a tall, flame-haired woman with a knife in her hand and a half-cut onion on the chopping block before her.

    Deadly

  • The raw experiences of our visits were supplemented with painful, until-then-suppressed memories from childhood of being stuck in bank holiday traffic for hours with the distant promise of seeing half-cut morris men stagger about a village fete.

    Where not to spend your bank holiday: a guide to Britain's worst days out

  • Mikhail and his crew - a privateering crew of former Soviet aviators, often half-cut on booze, always unshaven and mostly the wrong side of 40 -- had been there, done it, and got the T-shirt a thousand times, over Chechnya, Iraq, Somalia, Colombia, the Congo and here in Afghanistan.

    Matt Potter: My Adventures with Mercenary Aviators: A Secret History of Globalization, Organized Crime and Terror

  • There won't be any barney-mugging but we can get half-cut my little goof.

    A Flapper's Dictionary (1922)

  • He showed us to the kitchen and introduced us to a tall, flame-haired woman with a knife in her hand and a half-cut onion on the chopping block before her.

    Deadly

  • Mikhail and his crew - a privateering crew of former Soviet aviators, often half-cut on booze, always unshaven and mostly the wrong side of 40 -- had been there, done it, and got the T-shirt a thousand times, over Chechnya, Iraq, Somalia, Colombia, the Congo and here in Afghanistan.

    Matt Potter: My Adventures with Mercenary Aviators: A Secret History of Globalization, Organized Crime and Terror

  • He showed us to the kitchen and introduced us to a tall, flame-haired woman with a knife in her hand and a half-cut onion on the chopping block before her.

    Deadly

  • He showed us to the kitchen and introduced us to a tall, flame-haired woman with a knife in her hand and a half-cut onion on the chopping block before her.

    Deadly

  • Actually, even half-cut it would not have been difficult to see which way the match was going.

    Andy Murray swears by bad body language in Australian Open defeat | Martin Kelner

  • He showed us to the kitchen and introduced us to a tall, flame-haired woman with a knife in her hand and a half-cut onion on the chopping block before her.

    Deadly

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  • ...that little bloke

    (what was his name? He

    seemed always half-cut,

    Reading or something)...

    - Peter Reading, Diptych, from Nothing for Anyone, 1977

    June 26, 2008