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three-time loser

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three sheets to the wind

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[1821+; fr the fact that a drunken person is as helpless and disorganized as a sailboat with its sheets, that is, with its sails, flying, and hence its course and movement entirely out of control]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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