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tie one on

Definition of tie one on in English:

North American informal Get drunk.
Example sentences
  • Well, we were sitting in the lounge ‘tying one on’ as they say in some places and who should enter the lounge?
  • They probably stayed too long at the bar - I'd seen them both tie one on more than once.
  • The smart thing to do is to control your drinking and if you have to tie one on, do it on your dime, after the party.
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