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(Variations: screwed or slewed or snapped or sprung may replace stewed) Drunk; half-drunk (1737+)


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    A successful beginning, as in You’ve got the shopping list done—that’s half the battle. This expression is an abbreviation of an 18th-century proverb, “The first blow is half the battle.”

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