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What does in one's cups mean?


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in one's cups

If someone is their cups, they are drunk or in the act of consuming alcohol liberally.

Origin



The origin of the phrase to be in one's cups is uncertain. However, it seems likely that the word ‘cups’ refers to cups of wine.

Example(s):

He couldn't be understood because he was in his cups.
She was in her cups when she broke the vase.

This idiom is in the furniture category


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