One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Having consumed a lot of alcohol; drunk.‘what worries me is what they'll get up when we arrive—they're a bit bevvied’
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
- ‘Gangs of bevvied thugs stumble the streets, eyeing pedestrians as the lion does the gazelle.’
- ‘Little bars down sidestreets are dripping with character, but remember no matter how quaffable the lovely red wine is, getting bevvied up is not a very Italian thing to do.’
- ‘The executive is mainly concerned about young people's appalling drinking habits, but youngsters do not so much buy rounds as get themselves bevvied up on vodka before they leave home.’
- ‘Extended happy hour 5-9pm gives plenty of time to get well bevvied before the show.’
- ‘Never mind... Let's get bevvied next time, and have a laugh.’
- ‘Old dears about to get bevvied on whisky or port and lemon used to cry: ‘Through the teeth and round the gums / Watch out tumtum, here it comes.’’
- ‘The girls would stand, or sit, along one side of the dance floor and the boys, after they got bevvied up, would stand, or sit, along the other side.’
- ‘The Skipper couldn't understand how we were getting bevvied every day.’
- ‘But, as he concedes, no matter how bevvied they get, few expect them to beat the likes of Italy in the competition.’
- ‘And the moral of the story is, don't ask sarcastic expats for money at midnight, when they're bevvied up.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.