Sunday, May 3, 2009

Learn Something New Every Day...

I wasn't sure what "tie one on" meant. As usual, when you go for the excess and the extreme... like I do... I probably tied three on. There are worse things.

Idioms: tie one on

Become intoxicated; go on a drinking spree. For example, They went out and really tied one on. The precise allusion here--what it is one ties on--is unclear. [Slang; mid-1900s]

tie one on from

To get drunk or start drinking before the hang over from last night has worn off. Thus having something to "tie onto" To tie one drinking session to another before the effects/consequences of the last have expired.

Guy 1: Hey, what's going on there?
Guy 2: I'm hungover as heck, they had quarter pitcher night at Jake's last night.
Guy 1: So you're just going to hang out?
Guy 2: Heck with it, lets tie one on.
Guy 1&2: *Crack open beers and commence drinking*
by QWERTY1 Apr 19, 2006 share this

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