Sober as a judge



Not at all intoxicated, quite clear-headed, as in Even after three drinks he was sober as a judge. Why judges should be equated with sobriety is not known, but the simile was first recorded in 1694.

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    verb (used with object), snubbed, snubbing. 1. to treat with disdain or contempt, especially by ignoring. 2. to check or reject with a sharp rebuke or remark. 3. to check or stop suddenly (a rope or cable that is running out). 4. to check (a boat, an unbroken horse, etc.) by means of a rope […]

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