Definition of half-cut in English:

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half-cut

adjective

British informal
Drunk.
Example sentences
  • These ‘sandboys’ were paid partly in ale, and were usually half-cut or merry: hence ‘happy’.
  • With half the nation half-cut and half the nation sobering up, we decide to be shocked by ourselves.
  • While on the subject of inebriation, I am convinced the Metro horoscope writer must have been half-cut when he wrote yesterday's entry for Taurus.

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