Under the influence

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Definition

to be under the influence (of alcohol, of drugs): to be feeling the effects of, to be intoxicated, inebriated on (alcohol, drugs)
idiom
The policeman could immediately see he was under the influence of alcohol as he was talking to a tree.

Examples

  • "The police received an anonymous tip that the popular young wizard was flying under the influence, when a concerned citizen called to report a dead pigeon on the street."
  • "Police : Mr. Warbuckle, you're under arrest for driving under the influence."

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