Definition of Brahms and Liszt in English:

Brahms and Liszt

adjective

British
informal
  • [predicative] Drunk.

    • ‘During the weekend in the capital Tallinn, while getting totally Brahms and Liszt on a crawl of the bars, he bumped into (perhaps not surprising given his inebriated state) the president of the Estonian Rugby Federation.’
    • ‘How the heck would I know, I'm completely Brahms and Liszt.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin
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Origin

1930s: rhyming slang for ‘pissed’.

Pronunciation:

Brahms and Liszt

/brɑːmzən(d)ˈlɪst/