Tired-and-emotional meaning

(UK, humorous, idiomatic, euphemistic) Drunk.
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Origin of tired-and-emotional

  • First used by the British satirical magazine Private Eye in 1967, in a spoof diplomatic memo to describe the state of cabinet minister George Brown. It is now used as a stock phrase and euphemism to avoid litigation for libel, and the phrase has spread well beyond the magazine.

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