One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlinView synonyms
- ‘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.’
1930s: rhyming slang for ‘pissed’.
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