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phraseNZ, US, Australian
Be engaged in (or go on) a heavy drinking session.‘he was on the shicker when I was there last week’
- ‘The person who developed that particular painting must have been on the shicker.’
- ‘"Come on cobber, let's get on the shicker."’
- ‘It's a real pain, to Beryl and the rest of us, when you get on the shicker like this.’
- ‘He got on the shicker and shot the ram to prove to her that the ram didn't matter in his life.’
- ‘I felt as though I had been on the shicker for three weeks, but I hadn't touched a drop all day.’
- ‘He's is on the shicker, but it's no use him turning up in a couple of days all apologetic because he's fired!'’
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