Meaning of tired and emotional in English:

tired and emotional

phrase

humorous
  • Used euphemistically to indicate that someone is drunk.

    ‘tired and emotional party people’
    • ‘It has the added advantage that he tends to update it when leglessly tired and emotional, so value added humour is practically guaranteed.’
    • ‘A source told The Mirror, ‘They'd been at Studio 57 for an hour and a half and were both pretty tired and emotional when Charlotte wanted to move on.’’
    • ‘Finally, somewhat tired and emotional, we ended up having a nightcap around 3am - some 12 hours after we started drinking - before retiring to bed.’
    • ‘Increasingly tired and emotional, Cochrane gave Wilson a demonstration of the art of the ‘Glasgow kiss’ - much to the amusement of all concerned.’
    • ‘While a certain level of high spirits is expected at these bashes, it is considered bad form to become overly tired and emotional.’
    • ‘Alas I was tired and emotional and had to bail out before I found out what the third party was going to be.’
    • ‘In Glasgow airport, still tired and emotional, he was barely able to tell officials where he lived.’
    • ‘I was extremely tired and emotional that night, wearing my British Rail peaked cap at a rakish angle (a story for another day), staggering along the sub-zero-temperature Edinburgh streets.’
    • ‘Needless to say, the refreshment car did a roaring trade and there were more than a few tired and emotional delegates by the time the ‘train of shame’, as it was inevitably called, pulled into Perth that evening.’
    • ‘Unfortunately for the tired and emotional one, he hit the wrong button, and the missive for Amanda went to Andy instead.’
    intoxicated, inebriated, drunken, befuddled, incapable, tipsy, the worse for drink, under the influence, maudlin