Meaning of as drunk as a skunk in English:

as drunk as a skunk


(also as drunk as a lord)
  • Extremely drunk.

    ‘Freezing cold and drunk as a skunk, I am doing the sensible thing and ploughing forward through the snowy city streets toward home, as if I have a purpose.’
    • ‘He was drunk as a skunk, barely standing and being abusive.’
    • ‘Then later, drunk as a skunk, he asked for a cigarette again.’
    • ‘So I'm feeling guilty because I'm calling an ambulance for someone who's obviously drunk as a skunk.’
    • ‘He's usually drunk as a skunk, or else raising a big stink about something else.’
    • ‘You can eat and drink like a king for £25 - £30 or banquet and get drunk as a lord for £50.’
    • ‘You know I'm meant to be the fastest hacker in the whole gang and yet here I am drunk as a skunk.’
    • ‘I rode in, off the trail, drunk as a skunk, barely able to stay on my horse.’
    • ‘Even when he was as drunk as a skunk, he was undeniably attractive.’
    • ‘Beside, nursing Kat through another night of getting drunk as a skunk is not really my idea of fun.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin