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the worse for wear

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishthe worse for wearthe worse for wear (also the worse for drink British English) informalCONDITION/STATE OF something drunk worse
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the worse for wearArchitectural details there were few and those were the worse for wear.Here I was, returning from a presidential mission, and plainly the worse for wear.It was a long evening, and he arrived home at two in the morning, much the worse for wear.But I digress ... We are all somewhat the worse for wear after a long night in the hotel bar.John McGuire was slightly the worse for wear after his night out with his wife.They were a bit the worse for wear; the flat was not clean and was damp.But I can see he's the worse for wear, the weathering the worker wreaks on himself.
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