If you need to sober up very quickly, is it wise to do more cocaine, or less?
Tirelessly teaching Hola to sit and stay helped Marty sober up, and together they passed the program's Canine Good Citizen test.
Unfortunately, the only real way to sober up is to wait for the alcohol to leave your bloodstream.
Everyone should take an aspirin, sober up and look at the stubborn data that hasn't changed substantially in the last few weeks.
Then sleep in the afternoon to sober up for the night's performance.
"We'll have to wait a bit—for him to sober up, you know," she added, with her usual bluntness.
In fact, his sleep was so short that he never had time to sober up.
Youve made me feel fairly dizzy, he asserted, still holding her hand, I need a drink to sober up.
"We'll let that ride—to sober up on, if we go broke," he grunted.
Sometimes they can't climb the tree until they wait to sober up a little.
mid-14c., "moderate in desires or actions, temperate, restrained," especially "abstaining from strong drink," also "calm, quiet, not overcome by emotion," from Old French sobre "decent; sober" (12c.), from Latin sobrius "not drunk, temperate, moderate, sensible," from a variant of se- "without" (see se-) + ebrius "drunk," of unknown origin. Meaning "not drunk at the moment" is from late 14c.; also "appropriately solemn, serious, not giddy." Related: Soberly; soberness. Sobersides "sedate, serious-minded person" is recorded from 1705.
late 14c., "reduce to a quiet condition" (transitive), from sober (adj.). Meaning "render grave or serious" is from 1726. Intransitive sense of "become sober" (since late 19c. often with up) is from 1820. Related: Sobered; sobering.
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