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Half in the bag

Posted by ESC on April 30, 2007

In Reply to: Half in the bag posted by Conor on April 29, 2007

: Where does the saying "Half in the bag" come from? I know it means to be drunk but I just can't figure it out.

This a guess. When one buys liquor, the clerk usually puts it one of those little bags. And if a person is wanting to be discrete while taking a drink in public, he leaves the bag on.

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